Diabetic Nutrition and Physical Fitness
Diet and exercise are both key components of a successful strategy to beat or manage diabetes. To maintain your blood glucose, you need to balance what you eat and drink with physical activity and diabetes medicine, if you take any. The food groups are vegetables, fruits, grains, protein, dairy non-fat or low fat. Foods to limit include fried foods, sweets, candy, ice cream, beverages with added sugars. The health aids of resistance training for all adults include improvements in muscle mass, body composition, strength, physical function, mental health, bone mineral density, insulin sensitivity, blood pressure, lipid profiles, and cardiovascular health. Aerobic exercise is motion that makes your heart beat faster and makes you breathe harder. You should aim for doing aerobic exercise for 30 minutes a day most days of the week. Before beginning a program of physical activity of more than brisk walking, you must be assessed by your doctor.