fuel muscles to workout. When people exercise, their bodies naturally take sugar from the blood to power muscle cells.
This eventually increases the body’s sensitivity to insulin, improving the body’s ability to regulate blood sugar levels naturally. Of course, whether you are pre-diabetic or have diabetes, talk with your doctor before starting up a new exercise regimen.
2. Hypertension Be Gone!
Hypertension is another health condition that affects the black community at a disproportionate rate —almost twice as much as it affects the white community. Hypertension is the same thing as high blood pressure and it’s caused by a number of uncontrollable factors, like genetics and age, as well as factors that can be controlled like weight, lack of activity, and consumption of too much sodium or salty foods. It can also lead to heart disease, stroke, and death.
The good news is that exercise can actually lower blood pressure. The way it works is by strengthening your heart. Your heart is a muscle just like any other, so the more you use it, with regular exercise, the stronger it becomes. And strong hearts pump blood through your body with ease, thereby lowering your blood pressure. So make a goal to walk at least 30 minutes every day.
3. No Asthma Around These Parts!
This may come as a surprise, but exercise can be extremely helpful to people with asthma. The tricky thing is to