First and foremost, especially during a pandemic, you have to exercise!
Inactivity increases disease risk!!
Let me repeat this: inactivity increases disease risk!
Covid-19 cannot be just another excuse for those of us who already hate to exercise, to avoid walking, running, biking, swimming, etc etc A pandemic cannot be a new momentum-buster, standing in the way of activities that help manage your diabetes.
I hate to exercise.
I have diabetes.
Therefore I must exercise.
During this current crisis, here’s what I have been doing:
On my street, I have been getting out at least twice a day for walks. I have wireless headphones (Beats) and I listen to an audio-book that I purchase through Audible. This walking routine can be done easily with social distancing needs still being met.
I also have a weight bench in my basement (barbells, etc) that I have started using every other day. I put a podcast on that I enjoy and jump into my routine.
Exercise helps lower insulin resistance. Exercise helps your A1C numbers. Exercise is not a nice-to-have, it is mandatory for those of us with blood sugar issues.
I know not everyone has a convenient street on which to walk. And I understand that gyms are to be avoided.
But be creative! You can figure this out!
Just make sure covid-19 doesn’t stop you from this extremely important activity of daily exercise.
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