Exercise Classes Bloomington IL

Couch potatoes take note, especially those with type-2 diabetes—exercise may be the best way to manage your blood sugar. So what’s new about that? Anyone diagnosed with diabetes knows (or at least has been told) to lose weight, watch what they eat, quit smoking, and get regular exercise.

Fitness Connexion
(309) 663-6100
1414 Leslie Dr
Bloomington, IL
 
Workout Co
(309) 454-2582
419 Kays Dr
Normal, IL
 
Upper Limits Climbing Gym
(309) 829-8255
1304 W Washington St
Bloomington, IL
 
Bodies In Balance
(309) 820-0921
200 W Monroe St
Bloomington, IL
 
Charter Fitness of Bloomington
(309) 663-0602
1500 E. Empire Street
Bloomington, IL
 
Normal Town of Parks and Recreation Dept
(309) 454-9595
611 S Linden St
Normal, IL
 
Four Seasons Assoc
(309) 661-8611
2401 Airport Rd
Bloomington, IL
 
Curves
(800) 615-7352
1717 R T Dunn Dr Ste 203-204
Bloomington, IL

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Lawrence Irvin Neighborhood Center
(309) 827-5428
1615 W Olive St
Bloomington, IL
 
Anytime Fitness
(309) 452-9695
1710 Bradford Lane
Normal, IL
 
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Exercise to Manage Blood Sugar

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By James Keough

Couch potatoes take note, especially those with type-2 diabetes—exercise may be the best way to manage your blood sugar. So what’s new about that? Anyone diagnosed with diabetes knows (or at least has been told) to lose weight, watch what they eat, quit smoking, and get regular exercise. But those same people will tell you how hard it is to make all those changes simultaneously. So the big question is, which one has the most effect on blood sugar?

In the journal Diabetologia, researchers recently reviewed 103 studies involving more than 10,000 people and found that studies advocating exercise alone lowered blood sugar levels two times better than those testing multipronged approaches. But don’t think that means you face hours-long workouts or sessions with a drill-sergeant personal trainer—studies investigating those approaches showed no better results than regimens specifying less exercise time and group sessions.

The trick, of course, is to get started. Take a stroll after dinner, park at the far end of the lot and walk to the store, take the stairs when you can—and as you get stronger (and feel better), you can increase your level of activity.

Author: James Keough

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