Exercise Classes Juneau AK

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.

Curves Juneau AK
9121 Glacier Highway
Juneau, AK
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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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JRC/The Alaska Club Downtown
(907) 500-7093
641 West Willoughby Avenue
Juneau, AK
 
JRC The Alaska Club
(907) 586-5773
641 W Willoughby Ave # 210
Juneau, AK
 
JRC/The Alaska Club Valley
(907) 500-7093
2841 Riverside Drive
Juneau, AK
 
Jade Dragon Alaska
(907) 586-6224
PO Box 22835
Juneau,, AK
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Tai Chi, Qigong, Northern Shaolin, Hsing-i, Meditation, sword, staff, spear

Curves For Women
(907) 789-4437
9110 Mendenhall Mall Rd
Juneau, AK
 
Curves Juneau
9121 Glacier Highway
Juneau, AK
 
JRC The Alaska Club
(907) 789-2181
2841 Riverside Dr
Juneau, AK
 
Everybody Pilates
(907) 957-7411
8282a Garnet St
Juneau, AK
Programs & Services
Pilates

Weight Watchers
(800) 516-3535
9109 Mendenhall Mall Rd
Juneau, AK

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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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