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Combine brief bouts of moderate exercise for health
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I agree with you but it is exercises intended for every day to keep our body transfer and get just a little perspiration, however, not with a special goal including reduce fat or lean muscle mass.
You should consider getting a personal trainer. A personal trainer is trained in what specific exercises will help you build muscle. Your personal trainer will also help you with a variety of tips including things like what you should be eating as well as supplement advice. In addition to this, your personal trainer will push you when you need to pushed to go that extra mile to help you build your muscles.
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An old country doctor and type 2 diabetes patient, I used to tell my patients who asked about the “best time to exercise” that any time was good as long as they put in at least 150 minutes of physical activity per week. I now think this advice is off the mark, especially for patients with obesity or diabetes.
Keeping blood glucose within reasonable bounds is the challenge we diabetes patients face. Food is the source of the glucose in the blood and as such it makes sense that elective physical activities be timed in some manner with the arrival of meal-derived glucose in the blood stream. In fact, connect a few dots of physiological facts, and one cannot escape the conclusion that there exists an “exercise window” (of opportunity), a little over one hour in duration and starting at about 30 minutes post-meal.
1. When diabetes patients eat normal meals, their blood glucose readings rise to abnormally high levels before coming back down. [Healthy people eating identical meals show hardly a bump.]
2. Glucose from the meal begins to appear in the blood some 15 to 20 minutes following the first bite; by the 30th minute the process is in full swing. Although these points vary considerably, a good rule of thumb is that the glucose peaks around the 1-hour mark, and at the 90-minute mark post-meal, the glucose level is half way back to the pre-meal value.
3. If glucose is available in the blood stream when physical activity is required of the human body, it will readily utilize the blood glucose to fuel the activity.
4. Every glucose molecule used up in this manner is one less available to form the glucose peak. The smaller the glucose peak the closer it is to the healthy response.
5. Patients who exercise during periods other than the exercise window not only miss the chance to blunt the glucose peak but may face elevated A1C values.
I was unexpectedly diagnosed with diabetes at age 54. I’m slim and active — not a poster child for diabetes. Exercising after meals does more to help my blood sugar than exercise at other times.
Thanks for your comment.
This is exercises for daily to keep our body move and get a little sweat, but not to a special purpose like burn fat or lean muscle.
Good comment, Alexey, applies to mental health as well.
At 81 i exercise 1 hour a day 5 days a week, both weights and marshall arts – i have a 4th dan in 2 karate styles. For optimum health no doubt 1 hour a day is a must;however, ican see the benefit of regular short burst throughout the day. In fact, i had a knee injury and tried short session and it felt good.
Because these sound like observational studies and not experimental ones, I would not be in a rush to make such interesting claims 🙂 And, yes, of course, we would rather have people moving at least a bit rather not at all, but there is much larger issue at stake. I am primarily referring to the state of life/work balance in working class segment of population in the industrial and developing countries. If you start telling now the employers that all they need to do is to provide hourly 5 minute physical activity breaks to their employees in order to keep them healthy, that’s all they are going to do. We need to push for working conditions that allow people to practice the most optimal health habits, not the minimum standard.
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