Exercise Classes Easthampton MA

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.

Jazzercise Easthampton Old Town Hall
(413) 230-6525
43 Main St.
Easthampton, MA
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Jazzercise

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Easthampton Little League
(413) 529-0719
1 Daley Field Rd
Easthampton, MA
 
Jazzercise
(413) 230-6525
43 Main Street
Easthampton, MA
 
Northampton Tae Kwon Do
(413) 585-8500
306 King Street
Northampton, MA
 
Curves Northampton MA
141 Damon Rd., Unit H
Northampton, MA
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Aerobics, Body Sculpting, Cardio Equipment, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Group Exercise Studio, Gym Classes, Gym Equipment, Gym Sports, Silver Sneakers, Zumba

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Main St Fitness Center
(413) 527-7816
396 Main St
Easthampton, MA
 
Jessica Berger Personal Fitness
(413) 527-1869
21 South Street
Easthampton, MA
 
Strength For Life Health and Fitness Center
(413) 586-2300
225R King St
Northampton, MA
 
Fitness Together Northampton
(413) 582-0727
18 Strong Ave
Northampton, MA
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Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Universal Health & Fitness
(413) 585-9900
33 Hawley Street
Northampton, MA
 
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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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