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Is sprinting a good exercise for diabetics? Experts give a shocking opinion

Sprinting is a very good exercise, but is it good for diabetes patients as well? Health experts think that diabetics should do sprinting with caution.

Sangati Jogwar
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Sprinting is a high-intensity exercise that is very good for those with cardiovascular issues. It is equally good for those who want to keep their heart healthy and maintain overall fitness.

But, when it comes to diabetic patients’ health, experts believe that sprinting should be avoided.

It is because blood sugar levels keep on fluctuating every day in the body of a diabetic patient. And it can ultimately lead to a number of health issues.

That is why sprinting activity should be conducted with great caution by diabetics. Patients who are on medication and have been recommended lifestyle changes should avoid sprinting or high-intensity exercises and instead opt for normal exercises like brisk walking or yoga.

According to Subhendu Mohanty, an Interventional Cardiologist from Sharda Hospital, Noida, heavy-duty exercises by diabetics who are not used to such types of physical activities earlier can increase the risk of heart attacks.

Low blood sugar is the biggest danger diabetic patients face. The sugar levels in the blood can hit the bottom any time of the day depending upon the surrounding atmosphere, changes in climatic conditions, diet, and stress level, he said.

Sprinting needs a lot of energy and this energy is provided through the supply of glucose through blood. If the blood fails to provide an adequate amount of energy to the person, then he can face several symptoms like fatigue, dizziness, headache, weakness, disorientation, and in some cases lead to unconsciousness which further can lead to death in a few patients.

When a person is sprinting or doing high-level activity he requires a regular supply of energy in huge amounts.

That is why health experts believe that patients with diabetes should not opt for such exercises that can put pressure on their hearts.

Disclaimer: This piece of article is for basic information purposes only. It's always advisable to consult a doctor for any type of health issue.

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