Bicep Curls - Exercise to Help Manage Diabetes

Min Naruki-van Velzen, MSc, Athletic Therapist, discusses bicep curls as part of a workout to help manage diabetes.

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Min Naruki-van Velzen, MSc, Athletic Therapist, discusses bicep curls as part of a workout to help manage diabetes.
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Featuring Min Naruki-van Velzen, MSc, Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist

Duration: 1 minute, 6 seconds

This next exercise is a simple bicep curl. We've probably all done it before.

It's a very simple one that you can do at home with just a set of dumbbells and is perfect for someone who's recovering from a heart attack or another type of heart event.

But it's important again to consult with your family doctor or exercise specialist whether this is suitable for you at this point in your recovery.

The bicep curl is an exercise that we've probably all done at some point in our life. It involves a simple curling motion with a set of dumbbells, perhaps even some soup cans or other heavier objects that you have around the house.

It involves the muscles in the front of your arm. Keep your knees a little bit bent to protect your back. I find that a stagger on the feet helps to promote good posture.

So there's a simple bicep exercise that you can do at home. If you want a program that's a little bit more customized to your needs, please consult your physiotherapist, exercise specialist or trainer.

Presenter: Mr. Min Naruki-van Velzen, Athletic Therapist, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Athletic Therapist

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.