This diabetes strength training workout incorporates your couch to add variety your at home fitness routine. Yes you heard that right… you get to exercise… on your SOFA! I guess you could call it the “No Couch Potato Workout” 😉 . This video will suit all levels, from beginners to advanced exercisers. You dont need to have diabetes to benefit from this fitness video – EVERYONE can find great results from this low impact home strength session. There is no equipment required to get started, except something to sit on! Get ready to make your body work muscles in new ways, helping you achieve a stronger body inside and out. I’m ready for you, lets DO this!
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Strength Training to Control Type 2 Diabetes
When you perform strength training exercise, it can be especially helpful for controlling blood sugar levels. Resistance training actually improves insulin sensitivity. Your blood sugar may not be as elevated if you develop more muscular strength and power.
When you do strength training exercises that target muscles, your body uses glucose from your bloodstream to power them, which can help clear out excess sugar from your system. It actually signals the glucose to enter the muscle cells. Toned muscles also store glucose more effectively, and that helps regulate blood sugar even when you’re at rest.
Strength training also helps build stronger bones, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And it promotes weight loss — an important goal for many with type 2 diabetes — because the more muscles you have, the more calories you burn.
Keep in mind that strengthening exercises are just one part of a well-rounded fitness program. In addition to strength training twice a week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends that adults also get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise, such as jogging or cycling, each week.
I always recommend that people do both cardio and strength training. While both aerobics and strength training are helpful when you have diabetes, a long-term program of both produces the greatest health benefits, according to a 2013 study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
Motivated to add strength training to your fitness routine, but not sure how? This diabetes strength training workout video will help you get started. Press play below.
Diabetes Strength Training Workout (using your couch!)
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