Exercise Classes Mercer Island WA

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.

Jewish Community Center Mercer Island
(206) 232-7115
3801 E Mercer Way
Mercer Island, WA
 
Club Emerald
(206) 232-7080
3028 78th Ave Se
Mercer Island, WA
 
Fitness Together
(206) 275-1313
3011 78th Ave SE Ste A
Mercer Island, WA

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Curves For Women
(206) 275-2223
8435 SE 68th St # 100
Mercer Island, WA
 
Club Emerald
(206) 232-7080
3028 78th Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA

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Fitness Together Mercer Island
(206) 275-1313
3011 78th Ave SE, Ste 140
Mercer Island, WA
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Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Mercer Island Beach Club
(206) 232-3125
8326 Avalon Drive
Mercer Island, WA
 
Dietitian Consulting Service
(206) 232-8700
3011 80th Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA
 
Jazzercise Mercer Island Community Center At Mercer View
(206) 632-3079
8236 SE 24th St.
Mercer Island, WA
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Jazzercise

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Neil Chasan Phsical Ther
(206) 236-6782
8416 Se 53rd Pl
Mercer Island, WA
 
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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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