I recent did the “Big Blue Test” or lets rather call it my “Big Light Blue” test and I was amazed.
Not so long ago my friend Becky Tise over https://www.facebook.com/groups/wdydt/ was telling me about this “Big Blue” awareness campaign they have over in their part of the world.
The test consists that you would check your blood sugar and then do exercises for 20 minutes – then check it again. When I did my own version of the big blue test I was a bit taken back by the result
The Light Blue Test
Cycling for 10 minutes and when checking my Glucose levels, it drops with 0.06 points. I suppose this result could be improved if you do it for a 20 minute period but I also learned from this test that I am extremely unfit when it comes to cycling (need to work more on this exercises)
After swimming for 30 minutes (+- 1 Mile) my Blood Glucose level rise with 0.02 points.
Doing light weight training for 30 minutes made my BG’s rise with 0.04.
It seems in both cases where the exercises are more intense it would make Blood Glucose rise initially.
Now here is the amazing part.
· In both the swimming and weight training my Glucose levels drop with more than 1.5 points after 60 minutes.
· With all three exercise routine my Blood Glucose levels would stay more stabile throughout the day compare to if exercises were done at night.
My conclusion is not to do any exercise at night (only kidding) - actually Anything that gets you off the couch is good for you.