Loads of carbs you have to avoid … tons of desserts you must dodge … sugar canes you have to turn your back on … co-workers leaving brownies and sprinkled cookies on your desk, ok, ok, you get the picture.
If you are a diabetic, this is a tough time of year … potentially. If you are a diabetic, this is whitewater … potentially.
But I have a suggestion … I have a tip on how to turn the holidays into a healthy time of year for the diabetic.
Remember this blog is about overcoming inertia and getting out the front door to actually exercise? And remember that exercise is a key to managing our diabetes? (and remember that fantastic book I wrote regarding this?)
Well, we are going to defeat diabetes in the holiday season by … drum roll … taking at least two short walks a day, every day. If your fitness level has you way above this, then continue that but throw an extra session a day in. Double it.
You will be fighting depression … you will be managing your diabetes … your cells will absorb more of your blood glucose thereby leaving less in your bloodstream. And this is important for those with type 2 diabetes.
And let this doubling of exercise be your gift to yourself … and a gift to your diabetes!
Sound too tough? Cry to me at firstname.lastname@example.org 🙂