Dancing for Diabetics

Dancing for Diabetics

"Because stress can make blood sugar levels rise, this can be a very important part of one’s regular schedule."
Dancing is helpful for individuals suffering with diabetes. Both aerobic and anaerobic exercises can help lower blood sugar levels. Yes, while dancing can occasionally spike blood sugar levels, it usually lowers them. Because of the fact that all individuals are different - and there are other contributing factors such as time of day or one's individual diet - careful records should be kept by each patient to make sure that a particular type of dance is beneficial for his diabetes control.
 
How to Dance for Optimal Health
In order to be most effective and healthy for someone with diabetes, dancing should be done at the same time each day for the same length of time. Cardiovascular workouts should be done five times per week to be most effective as well. A consistent schedule is important for someone with diabetes. However, strength training work outs should only be done three times per week. They should also be done on a consistent schedule that’s coordinated with the dancing schedule for added strength on the dance floor.
 
Strength building workouts are good for controlling blood sugar levels, but someone with diabetes shouldn't lift heavy weights. This is to protect against sudden high blood pressure. Instead, he should lift smaller weights with greater repetitions.
 
According to Dr. Melina Jampolis, a diet and fitness expert for CNN Health, "Numerous studies have shown that regular exercise improves blood sugar control and decreases insulin resistance, a condition that can lead to diabetes over time. While the results are even better when accompanied by fat loss, you can still benefit significantly from engaging in regular exercise."
 
Other Benefits of Exercise for the Diabetic
 
Exercising regularly often results in weight loss. Since carrying excess weight can be a contributing factor to diabetes complications, dancing frequently can be a double blessing in the efforts to control your diabetes. Dancing can also improve circulation, especially in your arms and legs. Those suffering from diabetes often need this, and it can help prevent further problems in that area.
 
Diabetics are more likely than other individuals to suffer from hypertension. Regular dance workouts or other form of cardiovascular workouts are a primary measure of reducing one's risks for hypertension. Furthermore, exercise can also lower cholesterol, and that reduces one's risks for heart attack or stroke.
 
Dancing regularly is also a great stress reducer. Because stress can make blood sugar levels rise, this can be a very important part of one’s regular schedule.