As you are reading this, most of America is under some kind of stay-at-home, shelter-in-place, safer-at-home restriction.
Yet many of us have diabetes.
And many of us have to exercise in order to help manage our diabetes.
Well, let me tell you what I am doing. It is springtime in Tennessee and we are now often experiencing days that are warm and full of sunshine. And we are experiencing days that are a bit cooler but still perfect … like any springtime season.
My wife and I have been getting out on our street and walking religiously. We also live near a greenway that we frequent. It can all be done with appropriate social distancing guidelines. (that’s me on a greenway in the photo above)
And the walking decreases my insulin resistance. And this benefits type 2 diabetics.
But the entire point of this is that there is a way to get off the couch even during a dang quarantine.
If ever I needed an excuse to not exercise, a national pandemic would be one, wouldn’t it? I mean, everyone would understand, right?
But if I didn’t exercise during this national emergency, here’s what would happen:
- a key tool in my diabetes management would vanish
- my mood would darken
- because my mood might darken, depression might set in
- because depression might set in, that would adversely affect diabetes (see my post on this)
Exercise brings hope.
Let hope back in!
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