WORKOUT FOR DIABETES
Whether you are suffering from type 1 or type 2 Diabetes, exercise is an essential requirement for you. A good healthy lifestyle with regular workouts helps muscle flexibility, good blood circulation as well as keeps yours blood sugar level in check.
Coach Voja Budrovac, head personal trainer at Fitness Trainer Dubai, highlights that for people with diabetes it’s even more important to incorporate some fitness activity in everyday life. Personal trainers are equipped with special training for people with Diabetes.
Following are the top 7 tips from health experts at fitness trainer Dubai to type 2 diabetes people who wants to start workout.
1. Doctor’s consultation
Before you start working out, it is important that you consult with your doctor at first. Get your check-ups done again so the doctor can change your medicines, if need be. Also a doctor’s recommendation will be beneficial in terms of the timing as well as type of fitness activities suitable for you.
2. Measure before and post workout
Always remember to test your blood sugar level pre and post workout. It is also recommended to check the sugar level during intense workout. If your blood sugar level is low before workout, have some light card and wait for sometime before you check again. Only when your sugar level has recovered, it is recommended for you to workout.
3. Cary snacks during workout
It is wise to carry fast-acting carbohydrates like energy bar, glucose gel or tablet, juice box etc. In case of emergency with low blood sugar, you must have these close by.
4. Fun workout activities
It is important to understand your fitness journey and follow it patiently. Do not push yourself to extreme at the beginning. Take it slow and identify a fitness routine which interests you and is fun for you. It can be dancing, jogging, yoga, spinning anything.
5. Stay hydrated
Being hydrated is important for everyone in general. However in case of diabetes being hydrated prior , during and post workout reduces the risk of dehydration associated with fluctuating blood sugars.
You should work out with someone who knows you have diabetes and is aware of how to handle the situation if your blood sugar gets too low. It is good if you either join a class with a trainer or get a personal trainer and inform them about your medical condition before you start.
7. Warm-up and cool-down
Fitness experts highly recommend to do a proper warm up and cool down before every workout. Warm-up of 5-10 minutes at low intensity, helps prepare your body for workout. Cool-down should be at least for 10 minutes until heart rate has returned to normal.
Fitness instructors at Fitness Trainer Dubai are well trained to help clients with diabetes and train them with full safety. So what are you waiting for, get in touch with us and get a free consultation to get you started on your fitness journey.