since i began to exercise more after i was diagnosed, i realise i’ve only been focusing on aerobic exercise (i.e.: cardio workouts), which is mostly jogging. i’m gradually increasing the distance i run and am currently up to a 5km jog about 5 times a week.
i’ve been thinking of starting some anaerobic exercise like strength/weight training or pilates as i think toning and training different muscles is just as important as keeping our hearts healthy and i’m wondering if such exercises would have any bearing on diabetes management. i am very, very keen on joining a pilates class.
since anaerobic exercise is probably of a lower impact than jogging, running or swimming (which is something else i’m looking to pick up again soon), i don’t think blood sugars will be very difficult to handle. can anyone give me (and all of us!) the lowdown on how anaerobic exercise can benefit us?