Exercise is an important part of managing diabetes and can help improve blood sugar control, reduce the risk of complications, and improve overall health and well-being. If you have diabetes and want to start exercising, here are some tips to get started:
Consult with your healthcare team. It’s important to talk to your healthcare provider before starting a new exercise program, particularly if you have any underlying health conditions or are taking medications.
Set realistic goals. Start with small goals and gradually increase your activity level as you become more comfortable. Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week.
Choose activities you enjoy. The key to sticking with an exercise program is to choose activities you enjoy, whether that’s walking, swimming, or cycling.
Warm up and cool down. Start and end your workouts with a few minutes of light stretching to help prevent injury.
Monitor your blood sugar levels. It