Managing Diabetes with Core Strength Exercises

Min Naruki-van Velzen, MSc, discusses core exercises as part of a workout to help manage diabetes.

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Min Naruki-van Velzen, MSc, discusses core exercises as part of a workout to help manage diabetes.
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Featuring Min Naruki-van Velzen, MSc, Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist
Video Title: Managing Diabetes with Core Strength Exercises
Duration: 1 minute, 22 seconds

This next exercise is for your core. The core refers to the muscles of your abdomen and low back, and it's important for someone who's trying to manage their sugars with type 2 diabetes.

Although it won't trim your waist, it is important for overall health and to improve insulin sensitivity. With this core exercise you want to alternate between right hand, left leg, and left hand, right leg, just hold the position for a beat at the top.

Just hold the position for a beat at the top, try to keep your torso and body stable without too much wavering about.

Another great core exercise is the plank, and this just involves positioning your body in a straight line, up on the toes, and holding, remembering to breathe naturally and normally. Doing this for long enough until you get tired and then resting. So there you have two very simple core exercises that you can do at home with no equipment.

If you want a program that's more tailored to your needs, please consult with your local 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.