The 5 Best Exercises for Boosting Your Energy Levels

Diabetes can bring fatigue, as can any busy lifestyle. The less you exercise, however, the less energy you will have. Don’t fall into that trap—try one of these methods to bring your energy back up.

Walking

Walking is good for the cardiovascular system and waking you up. A short, brisk walk in fresh air will perk you up for a few hours. A nice long walk or time on the treadmill three times per week will help improve your stamina overall.

Breath Work

Simply sit and inhale a few times, slowly and deeply into your abdomen. Breathe in for a slow count of four, hold for four, and exhale to a slow count of four. Breath exercises are perfect when you’re busy and can’t get away—they only take a minute or two, but can help recharge your battery.

Interval Training

Interval training helps reduce weight and boost energy. Spend 30 to 60 seconds exercising vigorously-- run in place, do jumping jacks or do squats. For the next 30 - 60 seconds, slow down your activity considerably. Do this a few times per day to reap the benefits.

Freeform Dancing

Turn on that iPod, bring down the shades, and let yourself go-- just dance for as long as you feel you can keep it up. You don't need aerobics routines-- just move to your favorite music.

Yoga

Yoga is deceptively simple looking, but a good yoga workout is as challenging as it is relaxing. If you like to take things slow, yoga may be the exercise that will help jump start your energy.

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