Strength Training and Hyperglycemia

Elevated blood glucose levels, also known as hyperglycemia has commonly been associated with diabetics. However, consuming high amount of foods high in refined/industrialized sugars can be a precursor to being constantly hyperglycemic even without the diagnosis of Diabetes. Researchers over the decades have shown that strength training in optimal in dispersing excess blood sugar levels into the cells and muscles. If you’re diabetic, make sure you check with your physician before engaging in a fitness/workout program or routine. Your blood glucose level could drop dangerously if all the necessary and proper precautions are not taken. Always, check your blood sugar before workout, during workout, and after workout. You might want to adjust your insulin levels as directed by your doctor before workouts. Having a chocolate bar, glucose tablets, or sugary juice at hand before workout is always a needed recommendation. Just because you’re diabetic doesn’t mean fitness isn’t for you. With a well laid-out plan from your doctor or a certified personal trainer trained in managing diabetic clients, you’ll be off to achieving your fitness goals.
Here are 5 Strengthening workouts to help drop your blood sugar levels:
Traditional Planks
Crunch sit-ups
Squats: with or without weights
Biceps curls: start with light weights. Avoid forward flexion
Tricep extension: start with light weights

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