Popping a pill or getting a shot may seem far easier than donning running shoes and hitting a trail. But the truth of the matter is that if you combine exercise with a healthy diet, it is one of the best gifts you can give your body, especially if you’ve recently been diagnosed with diabetes.
You might choose to hit a gym or you might opt for a ‘stay at home’ method. If you do choose the latter, we might just be able to help you.
SOUP CAN PRESS –
Instead of using dumbbells, you could use soup cans and perform a huge variety of pressing exercises. You could also use the cans to perform a bicep curl or a lateral raise.
CHAIR DIPS –
You could place your hands behind you, while your hands are firmly placed on the edge of a chair. You must then lower yourself slowly while you raise your body in order to work on your chest and arm muscles.
BACKPACK SQUATS –
If you’re good with the squats, then you could try pushing yourself a little further with this one. Pick up a backpack and fill it with items until it’s a comfortable weight that you could deal with. Slide it onto your back and begin doing the squats with this weight on your back. Remember to keep your back as straight as possible.
MILK CRATE BENCH –
You could try placing a piece of plank atop two milk crates. In order to pad it up, you might want to wrap the plank with an old blanket of sorts. Secure these with a rubber band and, voila! You could use this for your dumbbell presses.
BODY WEIGHT EXERCISES –
In the case of these exercises, you could use your body weight as resistance. You could indulge in some pushups, squats, lunges and pull ups.
BENEFITS OF THESE EXERCISES -
- It will help improve the blood glucose levels
- Lower your blood pressure
- Improve your blood fats
- You will reduce the number of pills and the level of insulin that you have to take
- Lower risk for other health problems
- See a gain in energy and better sleep
- Build stronger bones and muscle energy
- Increase flexibility