Write it Down
I know you are going to think this is crazy but
the holidays are a great time to start writing down what you eat along with the
calorie counts. That will help you resist overeating
Important Information for Diabetics
We have known for a long time that exercise will help reduce blood sugar for
type two diabetics. What is new is that both aerobic and strength training
together can have a big impact on blood sugar reduction when both are done.
A recent study of diabetics that was
conducted over 9 months took 245 diabetic patients and divided them into four
groups. One group did aerobic exercise for 45 minutes three times a week.
Another group did strength training with weights and a third group did both.
The fourth group did stretching and relaxation exercises. Aerobic exercise
was done using treadmills and strength training was done using machines both
were supervised by trainers.
Forty-one percent of the combination group was able to decrease their blood sugar and/or medication.
Twenty-nine percent of the aerobic exercise group, twenty-six percent of the
weights only group and twenty-two percent of the non-exercise group were able to
lower their blood sugars or reduce their medications.
This study emphasizes the importance for both strength and aerobic exercise in those with diabetes. It is also important for those without
diabetes who want to remain fit.