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Hire Fitness equipment rental service offers new way for people with diabetes to exercise

A gym equipment rental services provides people with diabetes a new way to exercise.
Hire Fitness, which offers a wide-range of gym equipment items, could make it easier for people with diabetes to get plenty of exercise, especially if attending a gym is inconvenient.
Diabetes and the gym
One way for people with diabetes to get the exercise they need is to attend a gym, but there can be a number of problems with this. In many cases, going to the gym is not convenient – people cannot find the time, or live too far away.
People with diabetes who need to lose weight may feel uncomfortable or embarrassed in the environment of a gym.
Hire Fitness potentially solves these problems by offering gym equipment in the individual’s home.
Exercise and diabetes: why is it important?
Exercise provides a number of important benefits for people with diabetes, both type 1 and type 2.
Exercise is an effective way to lower blood glucose levels, therefore reducing the risk of hyperglycemia. Maintaining healthy blood glucose levels reduces the risk of diabetic complications, which can include heart disease, retinopathy, and amputation.
Other benefits of exercise for people with diabetes include improved heart health and reduced risk of heart disease, which is one of the most common complications of diabetes.
Getting plenty of exercise also improves mental wellbeing. This is particularly relevant to people with diabetes, who are twice as likely to experience depression and other mental health problems.
Exercise is also essential for people with type 2 diabetes who may need to lose weight. Being overweight or obese is a key factor in the development of many – but by no means all – cases of type 2 diabetes.

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