I am amazed at how good my BG levels have been since starting the stair climbing routine after breakfast and dinner. They have been in the 96 to 108 range at night and around 108 to 122 in the morning.
To review I climb stairs two at a time for several minutes after breakfast and again after dinner. I do anywhere from 6 flights if I am in a hurry on up to 14 flights of stairs two at a time. Not only does the glucose meter show the benefits, I can also FEEL IT.
Of all the posts I have ever done, I believe IF ONE IS PHYSICALLY ABLE or willing to work up to being physically able to begin a stair climbing routine after your morning breakfast and again within the first hour after eating your evening meal, you will be rewarded with better health.
Most type 2 diabetics experience blood glucose level spikes after any major meal. The worst possible source of action is to sit back in your recliner and watch TV or worse yet, take a nap after eating.
As mentioned in my first post, check with your doctor first and make him or her aware that you want to improve your health, lower your A1C and become more physically active. Make sure you monitor your BG levels BEFORE and then again 45 mins AFTER breakfast and dinner and then do the stair climbing routine (I do TWO STEPS at a time) and wait 15-30 minutes and take your BG reading again. Keep a record of this to show your doctor and for your own use. My overall core strength and leg strength has improved in the short time I have been doing this twice a day.
**FOOTNOTE** on June 25/2011 Chris Loralz climbed Three Logan Square a 55 story building 55 times in 11 hours and 57 mins. Amazing feat totaling 33,000 feet. You can have your own amazing feat by lowering your A1C by getting clearance from your doctor first and then embarking on a stair climbing routine and sticking to it and watching your A1C go DOWN!
I will post a link HERE and will put excerpts from an article I read this morning: