Exercise Daily! Walking is good for Diabetics!

By Nana_anna Latest Reply 2012-05-19 09:28:33 -0500
Started 2012-05-11 10:40:14 -0500

I didn't realize how important exercise is until I quit doing doing them years ago. I would stop and start, stop and start! It would last about two months, and then I would go back to my old daily life of sitting around. This year after my issues with my many health issues. I have decided to make it a part of my life and keep it up daily. I can't do what I used to do when I was 18 years old. I have to learn new movements and start slowly. The best thing is walking! The experts say even walking 10 minutes a day is good. If you can't do that then you can walk in place, or just move around. Any type of movements can help. Make sure that its okay by your Dr. though. I made the mistake of joining a club. I found I am not ready for that. My Dr. says walk only or light exercises. That will help my insulin to flow better also. I have my goals set, and I am determined to keep going! But at a pace that is good for me!

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2012-05-19 09:28:33 -0500 Report

Keep it up, you are worth the effort. I myself just stated a walking routine and it is really paying off. I will be honest it took a lot of self motivation to keep it up but after a few weeks it got easier and I look forward to getting on the tread mill.

jigsaw 2012-05-14 08:20:30 -0500 Report

Walking will help keep your bg under control, lower insulin resistance, keep your heart healthier, weight down, etc. WALKING IS NOT GOOD, IT'S GREAT!!!

MewElla 2012-05-14 08:45:00 -0500 Report

Absolutely agree!

jigsaw 2012-05-15 16:34:24 -0500 Report

C'mon then, I'll take you for a walk!!

jigsaw 2012-05-16 07:54:41 -0500 Report

The thunder showers stopped, the sun came out, I'm on my way around the block ! By the way, I'm serious !!!

Set apart
Set apart 2012-05-13 23:19:49 -0500 Report

I love walking, I have to prioritize to do it. When I know I won't be able to walk I pop in one of my exercise DVDs! This works for me!

jigsaw 2012-05-16 07:57:14 -0500 Report

Be careful ! You just might become healthier than you ever thought possible!!!

Set apart
Set apart 2012-05-16 22:53:02 -0500 Report

I just might, am weird I do love to exercise!

jigsaw 2012-05-17 06:07:27 -0500 Report

Interestingly, when I started strength training a few years ago, initially it was a struggle. I just didn't feel like doing it. I persisted, and started to enjoy it after about 3 or 4 mos. I guess the endorphins kicked in! Finally, my wife got tired of my exercise equipment, and gave it to my son=in-law. So now I just do cardio. My daughter is getting tired of looking at the exercise equipment!!! (-;

Nana_anna 2012-05-13 11:43:47 -0500 Report

Thanks, the last few times I have tried to walk or exercise, my legs have tightened up on me muscles get sore, and then I can't move fast or at a good pace. I am trying though to do something. Even if it's sitting in a chair. I can do upper body work out and work on my abs to.

Roy531 2012-05-13 21:10:52 -0500 Report

You need to start slow, like maybe walk up the street a few houses then back. Do that for a week or two then go a little farther for the next week or two and just keep increasing every couple of weeks. That is the way I started, and it won't take long till you are walking a mile or more depending on how much excercise you want to do or need to do. Trying to do too much to start can cause pain and injury.


Nana_anna 2012-05-14 12:19:19 -0500 Report

Thanks for the tip, I try to walk at least that much, but sometimes my feet won't make it before they go numb. I try a little at a time. I will try that though. :)

Lizardfan 2012-05-12 20:02:13 -0500 Report

I love walking! I have several Leslie Sansone DVD's for whenever I don't want to walk outside. One friend will walk an outdoor trail twice a week with me and I use an elliptical at the gym. Walking is an excellent way to keep my blood sugars down and makes my mood more positive. You are doing something so good for yourself, yeah you!

Tender Tips
Tender Tips 2012-05-12 17:41:28 -0500 Report

I printed out a list of the health benefits of exercising (you can find them in many books and on many websites). Looking at the list always reminds me how much good I am doing my body when I move. Good luck!

GabbyPA 2012-05-12 15:04:44 -0500 Report

Starting and building is a great way to go. I started with just 5 minutes every day and worked my way up to 45. I am not as consistent as I need to be either. That annoys me, because I know it works so good for me to do it. Why I get lazy is beyond me sometimes. But I go back to less time and work my way up again, it's like playing a game. That is what works for me.

Roy531 2012-05-12 07:16:11 -0500 Report

I started walking 8 years ago, started with just 10 or 15 minutes after supper and now walking anywhere between 90 to 95 minutes every night. Have a treadmill so I can set the speed of my walk. Just set it at 2.4 miles per hour a few days ago but I average a little over 3.5 miles every night, plus all the walking at work average about 10 to 12 miles everyday..

alesiafae 2012-05-11 23:27:42 -0500 Report

I try to exercise daily too but end up at maybe 4 out of the seven days.

Gambling 2012-05-11 15:56:36 -0500 Report

Walk any amount you can ,take a walk around the block or walk a mile . I usually do a few walks around the block daily !.I believe it helps out alot !

jigsaw 2012-05-16 18:52:43 -0500 Report

I know I mentioned this before, but my grandfather walked quite a few miles everyday! He never owned a car as he lived in the city. He lived to be 100 years of which 98 were in amazingly good health! He was out and about well into his 90s. I'm sure all his walking played a major role in his amazingly good healthy life!

MewElla 2012-05-11 15:28:25 -0500 Report

I so firmly believe in exercising. I get out and walk ea morning, make it my priority. Good for you and wishing you the very best…

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