If you are trying to lose weight, treat Type 2 diabetes or generally speaking improve your health, you are on the right track. We are glad you have decided to do the right thing by your body. Put in the work, don’t give up, and you will be rewarded handsomely in several ways, one being lower blood sugar.
Your chosen approach may depend on your goal. You cannot go wrong as long as you are bettering your health one way or another. With that said, we encourage you to focus on your fitness first and foremost.
When you are fit and physically active, everything else falls into place.
That’s not to say you shouldn’t work on your diet. In fact, most would agree diet and nutrition are by far the most important part of your lifestyle. So, as you start exercising, make sure you are eating healthily as well. Change up your eating plan as you see fit…
- eat more fruits and vegetables,
- more protein, and
- healthier carbohydrates.
- start drinking more water, and
- eliminate snacking from your daily routine.
But no matter what, do not skip out on exercise.
If you are a Type 2 diabetic, physical activity will help you tremendously. Exercise can singlehandedly lower your blood sugar and ameliorate your insulin sensitivity. Those morning or evening workouts will also make sure you are putting your blood sugar to safe use. No longer should those high blood sugar readings bring you bodily harm.
Moreover, it goes without saying you should use your best judgment when you eat, regardless of how physically active you are. In any case, adopting an active lifestyle gives you much-needed momentum to help you overcome Type 2 diabetes.
If you are overweight, exercise helps you get up and running. By focusing on getting fit first, weight loss will usually come at a natural pace. It’s arguably better to work on building up your fitness despite your weight than it is to focus exclusively on dieting. It often surprises many people how quickly they can develop some endurance when it comes to core workouts, which increases their enthusiasm for physical activity. And once exercising becomes second nature to you, weight loss is made easy – especially as your diet begins to fall into place as well.
Allow us to clarify: we are not saying it is not beneficial to focus on your diet, lowering your blood sugar, improving your cardiovascular health, or anything else that’s vital to your well-being. Quite simply, we’re saying if there’s one thing you should focus on, it is to start getting fit immediately.
Make physical activity a definite part of your lifestyle. You can make other improvements as you go.
Although managing your disease can be very challenging, Type 2 diabetes is not a condition you must just live with. You can make simple changes to your daily routine and lower both your weight and your blood sugar levels. Hang in there, the longer you do it, the easier it gets.