Blood Sugar and Fitness

If you have recently been diagnosed with Diabetes, you likely have many questions about what blood sugar levels are ideal or what normal blood sugar looks like. It’s important to understand the differences between high blood sugar symptoms and low blood sugar symptoms. Some high blood sugar symptoms include increased thirst and a dry mouth, increased urination, tiredness or fatigue, and blurred vision. Meanwhile, low blood sugar symptoms are a bit different as they can include: abnormally fast heartbeats, shaking, the feeling of “pins and needles,” increased sweating, nervousness or anxiety, and irritability or confusion.

Diet and exercise are critical components of a successful strategy to prevent or manage diabetes and control hypertension.  When crafting a Diabetes nutrition plan, one should fill their diet with foods that lower blood sugar or foods to lower A1C. Foods that promote healthy eating for Diabetes include green leafy vegetables and whole grains. These habits help lower body weight, improve insulin sensitivity and blood lipid profiles to help lower high blood sugar levels and help to control high blood pressure. 

Regular physical activity strengthens the heart, meaning your heart can do more work with less effort, therefore lowering blood pressure. An easy fitness activity for those over 50 can include weight exercise. Some of the benefits of lifting weights for those living with Diabetes include an improved glucose storage system and improved insulin sensitivity. Other gym exercises to lose weight can be suggested for those living with Diabetes depending on their current physical health. For people with diabetes, regular exercise helps improve their insulin sensitivity and aids in managing blood sugar levels.

Moving your body also helps improve mental wellness, directly impacting our physical health and well-being. For example, movement and exercise help reduce anxiety, depression, and negative mood while also helping cognitive function. Endorphins that help us feel better also aid in memory and thinking skills.

Speak to your physician before beginning any exercise program to ensure you are healthy enough to start an exercise program

Sorogi has partnered with fantastic trainers to offer a variety of fitness classes for all activity levels. Accessing these programs online means you don’t need additional gym memberships, expensive equipment, or expose yourself to health risks in crowded group fitness classes.

Having access to Sorogi’s quality trainers at home also allows you to positively influence the loved ones in your life.

If you have recently been diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes, you may be asking yourself “What can I eat?” Our registered nutritionists are here to help by providing healthy recipes for Diabetes full of some of the best foods to lower a1c as well as Diabetes patient education handouts to accompany the recipes.

Sorogi offers an online fitness class Tuesday evenings at 6pm via Zoom or you can try one of our conditioning exercise videos below led by Mosi and Stacey or Yoga led by DJI.

Sorogi’s fitness classes offer a certified expert walking you through some of the most effective workouts for weight loss including weight exercises, body movements, and cardio for weight loss at home.

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