Check out these recommendations on how to safely incorporate physical activities into your weekly regimen.
Exercise is important for your general health and well-being. If you have diabetes, you can still exercise if
you take some precautions, depending on your:
Make it a habit to do a few of these activities throughout your day.
Once you’re ready, you can add more structure into your routine. You can progress to higher intensities of exercise based on your individual exercise tolerance.
There are 3 methods for challenging your aerobic fitness:
Normal and expected discomfort occurs between 24 and 48 hours after activity (especially if you are new to the activity).
Such discomfort usually resolves on its own.
If it is (1) excessive in intensity or (2) persists longer than 2-3 days, consider reducing the duration or intensity of your exercise.
Only exercise to the point of moderate pain (i.e., 3 out of 4 on the claudication pain scale).
Sit and rest intermittently when moderate pain is reached, and resume only when pain is COMPLETELY alleviated.
When exercising, please rest or stop if you experience the following symptoms of hypoglycaemia (i.e., when your blood sugar level is less than 4 mmol/L).
Delay or postpone exercise if you are feeling unwell. Always listen to your body.
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