EXERCISES

Exercises help our bodies utilize the insulin hence helping diabetic control their blood sugars better. There are many benefits of exercising ranging from healthy heart, strong bones, stress reducer, lowers blood pressure, improves cholesterol, improves blood circulation to controlling your blood sugar levels. 

Anti-Gravity resistance exercises

 

Anti-gravity resistance exercises are can be performed in the comfort of your home or a hotel room when traveling. You do not need a gym or fancy equipment to perform these exercises. You simply work against gravity and overcome the resistance imposed by gravity. These exercises will facilitate fat oxidation and glycogen depletion. This is an easy way to cultivate a habit of exercising daily without going to the gym or it can be used to utilize the extra blood glucose after a heavy meal. If you want to burn off the extra blood sugar after a heavy meal, perform these exercises after 2hrs of consuming a heavy meal.  These exercises are divided into three levels based on exertion - easy (green), moderate (blue), and difficult (red). Glycogen depletion while performing these exercises will be highest for difficult (red). 

Stair climbing
Stair climbing

Exertion : Low

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Step climbers
Step climbers

Exertion : Low

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Situps
Situps

Exertion : Moderate

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Knee highs
Knee highs

Exertion : Moderate

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Knee elbow touch
Knee elbow touch

Exertion : Moderate

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Crunches
Crunches

Exertion : Moderate

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Crunch sit-up
Crunch sit-up

Exertion : Moderate

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Chair sit-up
Chair sit-up

Exertion : Low

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Chair toe raises
Chair toe raises

Exertion : Low

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Chair hand raises
Chair hand raises

Exertion : Low

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Chair hand-feet movement
Chair hand-feet movement

Exertion : Low

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Hand raised squats
Hand raised squats

Exertion : Medium

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Jumping jack
Jumping jack

Exertion : Medium

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Leg raises
Leg raises

Exertion : Medium

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High-Step Climbers
High-Step Climbers

Exertion : Medium

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Sqats
Sqats

Exertion : Medium

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M 6
M 6

Exertion : Medium

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Sit without support
Sit without support

Exertion : High

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Mountain climbers
Mountain climbers

Exertion : High

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Getup without support
Getup without support

Exertion : High

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