Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a disease that develops when the ability of tissues to respond to insulin is lost. The blood glucose level rises, and the organs lack nutrients. A special diet is used for the treatment, and in diabetes of the second type, hypoglycemic tablet preparations.
Such patients are advised to maintain an active lifestyle in order to maintain overall body tone and blood saturation with oxygen.
Mandatory walks and physical therapy classes (LFK) at least half an hour a day. Breathing exercises in diabetes mellitus enhance the basal metabolic rate and contribute to a significant improvement in the health of patients.
Benefits of diabetes breathing exercises
With severe complications of diabetes, such as insufficiency of kidney function, cardiac decompensation, trophic ulcers on the legs, all types of exercise are contraindicated for patients with retinal lesions, so respiratory gymnastics may be the only way to maintain tone.
When conducting breathing exercises, you need to pre-ventilate the room or engage in an open window, avoiding drafts. The best option is to hold it in nature in the morning. If the lesson is held during the day, then after eating a meal should take at least three hours.
Training in the form of respiratory gymnastics in type 2 diabetes mellitus has advantages over other methods:
- For classes do not need a lot of time or special tools.
- Suitable for all ages and levels of fitness.
- Easily tolerated by older people.
- With proper and constant use increases the stamina of the body.
- Increases defenses and gives a surge of energy.
- Improves digestion.
- It reduces weight and regulates cholesterol levels.
- Regulates pulse and blood pressure.
- Enhances blood circulation.
- Reduces stress, relaxes and improves sleep.
Need to be engaged in spacious clothes. The pace of exercise should be smooth. Gymnastics discomfort should not be. It is better to do the exercises sitting on a chair or you can sit on the floor with your legs crossed. The chest should be straightened, the back is straight.
The body must be relaxed.
Exercise "Full Breath"
You need to sit down in a comfortable position and begin to slowly breathe air through your nose until the feeling of filling the chest. Without a breath, make a regular exhalation. You need to start with five such cycles, bringing to ten. After the ten breathing cycles are performed, you can easily proceed to the second stage.
After inhaling, you need to hold your breath for as many seconds until it causes tension, then breathe out calmly and gently. You also need to gradually bring the number of repetitions to ten. At the third stage, the exhalation is stretched and is accompanied by a consistent tension of the abdominal muscles, the diaphragm.
After this stage has been completed and it is possible to easily repeat the exercise ten times, after exhaling, you need to involve the abdomen and not breathe while it is comfortable. After that, you need to calmly inhale.
At least every day is given for mastering each stage. You can not force this process.
This exercise is contraindicated in pregnancy and severe angina pectoris, arrhythmias.
Exercise "Sobbing Breath"
This respiratory gymnastics for the treatment of diabetes was developed by Y. Vilunos. He substantiated it by the fact that the cause of impaired glucose uptake in type 2 diabetes is oxygen starvation of tissues. Therefore, if there is enough oxygen in the blood, carbohydrate metabolism will be restored.
This type of breathing is used both for the prevention of diabetes mellitus and for the treatment of the most difficult forms of diabetes, and in his video the author, who himself was ill with diabetes, shares in a way that helped him get rid of taking pills.
The author advises everyone to choose their own duration of exercise, focusing on their well-being. The main thing is to conduct classes regularly. Recommended cycles of two minutes four times a day. Duration and frequency can be increased over time. You only need to breathe through your mouth. This type of respiratory gymnastics reminds sounds when crying, sobbing.
The technique of the method is as follows:
- Breath can be of three types: imitation - slightly open the mouth and take a short breath, as if swallowing the air with the sound "K".
- The second type of breath - 0.5 seconds (superficial).
- The third is one second (moderate).
- All types must be mastered gradually.
- Exhale slow, as if you need to cool the tea gently in a saucer. Lips folded into a tube.
- As you exhale, the author recommends that you consider yourself: "Once a car, two cars, three cars."
In addition to diabetes, this method is recommended for the treatment of chronic fatigue, stress, insomnia, obesity and for rejuvenation of the body.
For the best effect, gymnastics should be combined with self-massage, a good night’s sleep and a healthy diet.
Respiratory gymnastics according to the Strelnikova method
This type of training helps to fill the lungs with oxygen, restore impaired vascular tone and improve the blood supply in the capillary network, which is especially necessary for people with diabetes.
Gymnastics Strelnikova consists of a series of exercises: during inhalation, the hands are compressed, bends, arms wrapped around the shoulders, and bends forward.
The breath is active and sharp through the nose, and the breath is slow and passive through the mouth. In addition, this technique is beneficial when:
- Catarrhal diseases.
- Bronchial asthma.
- Neurosis and depression.
After four cycles of inhale - exhale, there is a pause for four seconds, then another cycle. The number of such cycles should be gradually increased up to 12 times by 8 breaths and breaths. With a full cycle of gymnastics performed per day 1200 respiratory movements.
In addition to breathing, gymnastics involves muscles in the arms, legs, neck, abdominals, and shoulder girdle, which stimulates metabolic processes in all tissues, increases oxygen absorption, and thereby increases insulin receptor sensitivity.
Contraindications for breathing exercises
Respiratory gymnastics in diabetes is the most physiological method of training. Yet there are limitations on its independent use. Without consulting a doctor, you can not start classes in the case of:
- Hypertension second and third stage.
- With dizziness, Meniere's syndrome.
- High degree of myopia.
- The term of pregnancy is more than four months.
- Gallstone disease.
- After head or spinal injury.
- With atrial fibrillation.
- With the danger of internal bleeding.
Patients with diabetes, respiratory gymnastics can help strengthen the body, but this does not negate the observance of the diet, taking drugs prescribed to reduce blood sugar, constant monitoring of glucose and follow-up with an endocrinologist.
The video in this article shows some diabetes breathing exercises.