Exercise to Lower Your A1c Levels

Adding exercise to your diabetes treatment plan is a good way to improve control of your blood sugar and your A1c levels. Your risk of heart disease and nerve damage is also reduced as your overall fitness level improves.

Exercise as relaxed as a half hour of walking each day will increase blood flow, improving circulation throughout the body. Your heart also benefits from exercise and the increased heart rate.

Stretching exercises and meditation (yoga comes to mind, and body!) can also improve your ability to cope with stress, help you lose weight, and improve your overall fitness level.

Help your body manage diabetes by working out some time each day for some physical activity. If you need some more guidelines, the Mayo Clinic has some information: Diabetes and exercise: Take control with physical activity

The content of this article is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.