If you have diabetes, then you must be well aware that working out needs to be an integral part of your life. Apart from what you eat, exercising is a very powerful way to deal with this lifestyle disorder naturally. But what all exercises a diabetic should do is the big question. Well, hold on to your horses because celebrity trainer Yasmin Karachiwala is here to help you out.
Yasmin Karachiwala needs no introduction because she is the queen bee of the fitness world, especially when it comes to Pilates. If you follow her on Instagram then you must have seen her train all the big shots of bollywood then may it be Deepika Padukone or Alia Bhatt.
Everyone trusts Karachiwala when it comes to fitness. So, you are in good hands.
On her Instagram, she often suggests the easiest moves that everyone can do to stay in shape and fit. In her latest post she suggests exercise moves for diabetes.
“Diabetes is a metabolic disease that causes high blood sugar. The hormone insulin moves sugar from the blood into your cells to be stored or used for energy. With diabetes your body either doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t effectively use the insulin it does make,” she says in her post.
“Exercising is a crucial part of a diabetes treatment plan, but can be difficult when you’re experiencing extreme fatigue. In spite of that it’s vital that diabetics come up with ways to integrate exercise into the daily routines.
“It’s important to establish a routine; you can do it by doing 3 minutes of light exercise every 30 minutes initially and gradually increasing exercise to 30 minutes a day as your body adapts to working out.
The most important thing to keep in mind is that doing any physical activity is likely to help you feel better and less tired.
Ms Karachiwala is 100% correct about the energy levels of a diabetic and that’s why this routine is custom made to suit their needs.
The routine shared by Karachiwala has five different moves:
If you can’t step out for a run or a walk and don’t have a treadmill at home then this move is the best way to fix your cardio. This one has to be done for at least 30 seconds.
Caution! If you have lower back issues then don’t try doing this one. If not, do at least six reps. FYI, it’s a great way to get toned abs.
If you have been avoiding plank variations due to health worries then you can totally do this one because it is low on intensity but it’s impact is big. Do six reps.
This one is a great way to bring movement in your joints and pelvic muscle without any wear and tear. It’s great for people who complain about morning stiffness. Do six reps for this as well.
Muscle toning is just one exercise away! This exercise is an overall body workout because it stretches everything from the tip of your finger to the toe. Try doing six reps for this.
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This was one set. Now take a minute’s breather. Sip some water and get ready for the next set. You can do three to four sets of this circuit.
The point to be noted here is that living an inactive life can aggravate diabetes. That’s why it is very important to add workouts to your day. This routine by Yasmin Karachilwala won’t even take 30 minutes of your time. So watch, learn, and try these exercises to defeat diabetes and lead a normal life.