March 03, 2009

Pilates for diabetes

If you suffer from diabetes you know that you are particularly prone to injuries, which leaves you thinking: can I practice any physical activity at all?

Yes, you can. Pilates method is one great option for those who can not practice sports or physical activities that may hurt them as diabetic people.

Pilates is a low impact anaerobic exercise that allows your body burn fat and carbohydrates (before they turn into glucose) much faster, which increases your organism’s sensitivity towards insulin. This way, with Pilates can help control overweight and decrease blood glucose levels, the main problems of diabetes mellitus.

Besides this, since Pilates focuses on making you feel totally relaxed, your tension hormone levels go all the way down leading to lower blood glucose levels.

And, Pilates workout also helps reduce heart disease, one of the most serious conditions related to diabetes, decreases bad cholesterol (LDL) and increases the good cholesterol (HDL), improves arterial circulation, strengthens bones and reduces the risk of falls.


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