Become a Triple Threat

Acting? Singing? Dancing?

No, I’m talking about the triple threat in fitness: aerobics, strength, and flexibility. These are the three types of exercise that are especially important for Type 2 Diabetics. As someone with Type 2 Diabetes, it is important to balance all three forms of exercise.

AEROBICS

  • 30 MIN A DAY
  • 5-7 DAYS A WEEK
  • ANYTHING THAT GETS THAT HEART RATE PUMPING
  • great for increasing your heart rate and lowering blood sugar
  • walking
  • running
  • jogging
  • tennis
  • basketball
  • swimming
  • biking
  • dancing

STRENGTH

  • 20-30 MIN A DAY
  • 2-3 TIMES A WEEK
  • ANYTHING THAT USES MUSCLES AS A BASIS FOR ACTIVITY
  • especially good for Type 2 Diabetics since muscles use up so much insulin and glucose
  • push ups
  • pull ups
  • lifting weights

FLEXIBILITY

  • 10-20 MIN A DAY
  • 5-7 DAYS A WEEK
  • ANYTHING INVOLVING STRETCHING
  • helps prevent soreness and injury
  • yoga
  • pilates
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