Aerobic Exercise

Aerobic exercise not only improves heart, blood circulation and bone health while reducing your risk for heart disease but can help your body enhance its use of insulin.

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Recommendation:

If you are already very active, we recommend exercising 30 minutes a day 3-5 days a week.

If you are just getting started, then we usually say build up to the 30 minutes a day. Start with about 5 to 10 minutes of exercise for nearly a month and then increase to 15 to 20 minutes for a few weeks later you should be able to hit 30 minutes of exercise in no time. It is inspiring to see your fitness levels improve over time.

When do I work out?

Finding time to workout can be hard if you have a busy schedule. If you don't have time to exercise for a 30 minute period, then break up the workout into two 15 minutes periods. Also, think about taking a 5 to 10-minute walk after each meal to meet the 30-minute recommendation.

What workouts can I do?

We have put together a quick Aerobic exercise list for you:

·         Walking

·         Dancing

·         Swimming or water aerobics

·         Jogging/Running

·         Hiking

·         Rowing

·         Stationary Bike

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