Are whole body exercises useful for people with diabetes?
Whole body exercises, like yoga and tai chi, help those with diabetes to build muscle and strength all over the body, rather than just isolated areas. Watch endocrinologist Reza Yavari, MD, explain the healthy benefits of doing whole body exercises.
Certain types of whole-body exercises, such as yoga or Tai Chi, provide a regimen that not only works
the body, in particular, the core muscles, but helps us relax. [MUSIC PLAYING]
Whole body exercises are often contrasted to muscle isolation exercises.
In other words, instead of building, let's say, the arms or the legs whole-body exercises help you build muscle all over the body.
And those usually refer to exercises that do not require any equipment or machines,
such as calisthenics, yoga, Pilates, or other types of exercise, such as kickboxing.
Those exercises work the whole body and increase muscle and strength in the body overall,
not just parts of the body. Those are better for diabetes. In addition, certain types of whole-body exercises,
such as yoga or Tai Chi, provide a regimen that not only works the body, in particular, the core muscles,
but helps us relax by stretching the muscles, focusing on breathwork and meditation.
These are all benefits that are additional to simply working out the core muscles. And I would recommend yoga and Tai Chi, especially
for elder people-- elderly people with diabetes, who may also benefit from enhancing their sense
living with diabetes
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