Exercise Basic Chapter 15


Exercise & Diabetes

The body is powered by glucose, commonly called blood sugar, which it converts to fuel. In diabetics, the system of signaling the cells to take up glucose from the blood is impaired, disrupting this vital chain of events. Researchers have found that exercise helps diabetics' insulin sensitivity, meaning that their bodies are better able to gather up this glucose for energy. In fact, those who exercise at least 5 days a week and improve their diet improved their health more than diabetics who took medication only.




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CHAPTER 1

Exercise & Your Health

The whole-body benefits of regular exercise are the key to better health, quality of life, and longevity.
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CHAPTER 3

What Is Aerobic Exercise?

Workouts that require large amounts of oxygen to fuel continuous movement strengthen your heart, brain and more.
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CHAPTER 5

What is Anaerobic Exercise?

Resistance activities that require short, intense bursts of movement build muscle and strengthen bones.
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CHAPTER 7

Daily Exercise Requirements

Everyone should try to work out for 30 minutes most days of the week, getting a balance of aerobic and Anaerobic exercise.
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CHAPTER 12

Exercise & Your Brain

Working out protects your brain cells and helps you create new ones, building your brain as you build your strength and endurance.
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Exercise & Diabetes

Regular exercise helps diabetics manage their disease by improving insulin sensitivity and strengthening other systems.
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