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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Tips On Exercise

Ever heard the old adage, "Eat right, stay fit, DIE ANYWAY". I recently read an article about extending your lifespan by exercising regularly. The article half jokingly indicated, that if you exercise regularly all your life, you actually will extend your lifespan. The down side, is that it indicated you will extend your life by the same length of time you actually spent exercising all those years.

I think both of these takes on exercise are missing the most important point. It is not so much adding years to your life, is it is ADDING LIFE TO YOUR YEARS.

I know in my case, that walking, lifting weights, riding a bike, doing squats with the weights, push ups, curls with the weights, abdominal and core strengthening exercises, puts a spring in your step. It can also prevent a lot of injuries when lifting boxes, or doing everyday tasks etc.

In the case of being a type 2 diabetic, it also has very positive and immediate effects on your blood glucose levels and makes your metabolism more efficient.

As you get older, you are much less likely to end up in a nursing home if you exercise regularly. As I mentioned before in this BLOG, a large percentage of people in nursing homes are there because they are UNABLE to get up out of a chair without assistance. By starting an exercise program NOW and sticking to it, you might very well avoid a lengthy stay in a nursing home as you get older.

You don't have become a fanatic about it. You do have to set aside time every day for some aerobic and weight resistance exercise until it becomes a habit. Most people spend way to much time watching TV and eating from dinner time until they go to bed. First you eat dinner, and then while watching TV or a movie, you continue to snack until your head hits the pillow.

If we paid more attention to that old saying, "Eat breakfast like a KING, lunch like a PRINCE and dinner like a PAUPER, our waistlines and the scales would show it and we would all sleep better to boot. Sleeping better also has a positive effect on your BG levels and your A1C.

Last tip.........................after dinner at night, TRY having a 12 ounce glass of a green smoothie type of drink as your late night snack. I like 2 stalks of celery, an apple, a handful of spinach, a handful of red grapes, 1/2 banana &  glass of water, Emergen C packet, and a packet of Stevia along with four or 5 ice cubes whipped into a green smoothie in my Vita Mixer until blended smooth.

It goes a long way towards balancing your PH in the process.

LINK to Benefits Of Exercise and Diabetes

Have a great day,


"Make your own recovery the first priority in your life."
Robin Norwood

I Kings 8:56
Praise be to the LORD, who has given rest to his people Israel just as he promised. Not one word has failed of all the good promises he gave through his servant Moses.

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