Physical activity is such an important component in the implementation of decreased blood glucose levels (BGLs) in the management of the diabetic condition. Research into the effects of the lowering of BGLs demonstrates that when we exercise, our working muscles receive more glucose. Hence our active muscles become more sensitive to the insulin. The more active your muscles are working helps the glucose to flow more easily into your muscle cells reducing BGL and improving insulin sensitivity.
Active muscles leads to reduction in cholesterol levels and blood pressure
According to studies on regular physical activity regular activity has a major impact on muscle and bone strength and this in turn impacts positively on the efficiency of our heart and lungs. The flow on effect is a reduction on cholesterol levels and a reduction in blood pressure. Overall we know that an increase in physical activity will help to improve us both physically and mentally.
Hence choosing to increase your physical activity into your lifestyle is a good step in the right direction for better health. However it is recommended to check with your doctor first in regards to making those changes to your usual lifestyle. Discussing all of your medical history such as heart and lung problems or any pain you may feel when you do physical activity is essential.