If you have diabetes you know how tricky it can be to manage your blood sugar level. That’s because diabetes effect is a body’s ability to make and use the hormone insulin, which is critical for turning sugar from our food into glucose to fuel ourselves. When blood sugar levels get too high they can damage blood vessels and increase your risk of heart attacks stroke kidney disease and vision problems. Diet and medication can help but did you know that exercise is one of the best ways to lower your blood sugar?
How do exercise lower blood sugar?
Here’s how during physical activity your muscles use up their supply of glucose to get more energy your muscles can get the extra glucose they need from sugar in your bloodstream while you’re exercising. The results is moderate to intense exercise can lower your blood sugar levels for up to 24 hours. If you’re out of shape be sure to talk to your doctor about an exercise program before you begin. Start slow with small steps and in no time regular exercise can make a big difference.