Is Your Number Up?
Blood glucose level number, that is. This is one number where you do not want to score high.
There is a shocking 87 percent of Americans who are in the age group of 40 and above and are at risk of diabetes. Most people do not know the seriousness of this dangerous condition. However, there are solutions to lessen your chances of contracting diabetes and, if you already have it, bringing it under control.
Getting your blood sugar under control requires that you change your lifestyle. This does not mean that you will radically change your lifestyle. This just means that those habits that are unhealthy and harmful to your health should be changed. Here are some tips to getting blood sugar under control.
Eat the right food
Fiber actually keeps and maintains insulin levels under control inside your body. In addition, limit starchy and refined carbohydrates. Instead, choose fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins.
Commit to exercise at least a half an hour DAILY. You do not have to exhaustively do exercise routines. Instead, you can exercise by just walking, running or doing a light cardio routine on the treadmill or Arc. By doing this, you will be able to keep insulin levels at a normal level. Moreover, if you exercise regularly, you can strengthen your heart and keep your body in shape.
Have your blood sugar checked
This gives you a benchmark from which range you fall into. Once you know your blood sugar level, you will be able to control it better. Aside from the periodical blood sugar check, you can also do monthly checkups with your doctor. This will give a more accurate assessment of your general health.
Even if you are not diabetic, overweight, or pre-diabetic, it is wise to eat small amounts every three or four hours to regulate blood sugar levels, spike metabolism, and keep your mind sharp. If you take care and be aware of what you put in your body, you will find over time it may help you get your blood sugar under control.
Guest Blogger and Fitness Enthusiast
Cybex is a provider and manufacturer of premium commercial fitness equipment. Content featured in the Cybex Fitness Blog is meant to inspire healthy living and wellness and should not be taken as medical advice. As always, be sure to consult a physician if you are unsure of your individual exercise readiness or have a preexisting medical condition. While these programs offer great benefits, there are many considerations that should be weighed before attempting any type of physical activity.