Most of us already know that exercise keeps us functioning for a very long time. The issue is most of us would rather not exercise. There just isn’t a magic formula out there. We need to take care of our bodies like temples. If we don’t, we’ll end up with diseases like cancer, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, etc. These diseases are preventable, and we can live a very long, healthy life. You can slow down the process of degeneration through exercise.
There a few specific exercises that can help prevent/reverse type 2 diabetes. I like to refer to these exercises as the best exercises for reversing/preventing type 2 diabetes. They are as follows:
- Lunges with or without a chair for support
- Squats with or without dumbbells
- Back flies with resistance bands/Seated back row with resistance bands
The main reason why I mention the above exercises as the best exercises for preventing/reversing type 2 diabetes is simple; building muscle is beneficial for lowering blood sugar. That’s it. The more muscle you build in the thighs, buttocks, and back (the 3 main largest muscles), the lower your blood sugar becomes. I have actually begun reversing my type 2 diabetes by building my large muscle groups combined with aerobics.
As I mentioned earlier, the larger you build your muscles, the more blood sugar it takes out of the bloodstream, thereby lowering blood sugar. Combining the exercises I’ve mentioned with aerobics, you have an even greater chance of preventing or even reversing your diabetes. I’ve concluded that the best aerobics exercise for type 2 diabetes is rebounding (not just because I like to jump) because it engages all the muscles in the body, it flushes out the lymphatic system significantly, it kills cancer cells, and burns belly fat. A big plus is that you can do it in right in the comfort of your own home.
My recommendation would be to exercise 3 to 4 days a week and start off with 8 to12 reps of each exercise if you’re a beginner. For rebounding or jumping on a mini trampoline, I suggest you jump 3 to 4 days a week (or every other day) for 10 minutes. Of course, you can increase your time once you are used to it.
The bottom line is that in order to reverse or prevent type 2 diabetes, exercise needs to become an integral part of your life.