How to get more activity?
Guidelines for moving
The American Diabetes Association has developed some specific guidelines for persons with diabetes.This is to reducing sedentary activity for people with diabetes with doing three minutes for every 30 minutes.
Reducing sitting time
One specific part of these recommendations is to reduce the overall time that a person spends in what is called sedentary activities. Sedentary activity is when a person is awake that involves prolonged sitting. Activities that are sedentary are when a person sits at a desk, is sitting in a meeting, or watching TV.
How to move more - the 3 minutes for every 30 minutes of sitting
Choices of activities to do Activities to do for 3 minutes could be:
Leg lifts or extensions
Overhead arm stretches
Desk chair swivels
Walking in place
Why do the 3 for every 30 minutes?
Moving, even 3 minutes for every 30 minutes of sitting or being sedentary has been found to help with blood glucose control.
It exercises the large muscles in the body - your legs. This helps to decrease insulin resistance.
So try out these guidelines to see how it helps with your blood glucose numbers.
Wishing you great health
This information is from Diabetes Care Journal November 2016 d