Exercise Classes Champaign 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.

The Body Stores Quest
(217) 352-0207
505 S Mattis Ave
Champaign, IL
 
Gold's Gym
(217) 359-3476
1914 Round Barn Rd # A
Champaign, IL
 
Yan Xin Qigong Health and Fitness Center
(217) 359-6767
901 N Prospect Ave
Champaign, IL
 
Martial Arts Training Center
(217) 359-5425
111 S Mattis Ave
Champaign, IL
 
Champaign County YMCA
(217) 359-9622
500 W Church St
Champaign, IL
 
Urbana Park District
(217) 344-9583
Brookens Gym
Champaign, IL
 
Refinery
(217) 903-5333
2302 W John St
Champaign, IL

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Nautilus Poolside Fitness Center
(217) 384-0704
910 S 3rd St
Champaign, IL
 
Yang Yangs Taiji and Qigong Center
(217) 351-9388
1408 Mayfair Rd
Champaign, IL
 
McKinley Family YMCA
(217) 356-2597
500 W Church St
Champaign, 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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