DIABETES type 2 risk could be lowered by making some changes to your exercise and diet plans. You could reduce your chances of, or even prevent, high blood sugar symptoms and signs by regularly doing this one sport.
Tennis is a type of aerobic activity that’s particular beneficial to diabetes patients, said the American Diabetes Association.
Aerobic exercise improves insulin resistance, while also lowering blood sugar levels, it said.
For the largest benefits, try not to go more than two days without exercising, and aim for five workout days in a single week.
“Aerobic exercise helps your body use insulin better,” said the American Diabetes Association.
“It makes your heart and bones strong, relieves stress, improves blood circulation, and reduces your risk for heart disease by lowering blood glucose and blood pressure and improving cholesterol levels.
“Some examples of aerobic activities [include] brisk walking, dancing, swimming, playing tennis, [and] hiking.
“We recommend aiming for 30 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous intensity aerobic exercise at least five days a week, or a total of 150 minutes per week.
“If your busy schedule doesn’t allow you to exercise for a 30-minute period during the day, you have the option to break it up into bouts of 10 minutes or more. Research has shown that the health benefits are similar when you do this.”
Playing tennis could also help to strengthen some of your core muscle groups, added LloydsPharmacy. It’ll burn calories, improve reflexes and benefit your cardiovascular health.
All diabetes patients should also consider doing regular strength training, said the American Diabetes Association.
The exercises make your body more sensitive to insulin, it said. Good examples of strength training include lifting life weights, and using free weights at the gym.
Source – Express.co.uk