Exercise Classes Portsmouth VA

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 For Women
(757) 393-2161
3630 Western Branch Blvd
Portsmouth, VA
 
CrossFit Seven Cities
(757) 215-6388
3050 High Street
Portsmouth, VA
 
Fleming's Gym
(757) 399-6633
305 High St
Portsmouth, VA
 
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5801 Portsmouth Blvd.
Portsmouth, VA
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(757) 248-4800
1900 Monticello Avenue
Norfolk, VA
 
Curves
(800) 615-7352
3630 Western Branch Blvd
Portsmouth, VA

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(757) 399-6633
305 High Street
Portsmouth, VA
 
Quality Pole Dance & Workout Studio
(757) 582-2855
115 Green Point Lane
Portsmouth, VA
 
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(757) 625-5585
101 W Main St # 1400
Norfolk, VA
 
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(757) 321-4963
259 Granby St Suite 200
Norfolk, VA

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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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