How often do you exercise?

Jeanette Terry
By Jeanette TerryPA Latest Reply 2013-05-20 23:05:30 -0500
Started 2013-05-13 15:24:18 -0500

I am just curious as to what kinds of exercise habits everyone has around here? I know some are very very active and others can only do so much because of other health reasons. There is a LOT of gap between those two in the exercise spectrum.

So how often do you exercise? and what type of exercise do you like the best?


39 replies

StephanieEmpson
StephanieEmpson 2013-05-20 21:30:30 -0500 Report

While unemployed I exercised 6 days a week, sometimes twice a day. Now that I am working, I have stopped pretty much. I just got a new bike and am starting to ride it. I hope to back up to at least 5 days a week.

Chopstix
Chopstix 2013-05-20 09:45:13 -0500 Report

I prefer walking while I listen to a combination of disco, funk, 60's music. Due to heart attack in February and bypass surgery in April I have been unable to walk. Just mending and waiting on doctor's clearance…

msann
msann 2013-05-19 15:10:17 -0500 Report

hey Jeanette I go to curves 5 days a week Tuesday and Thursday walk on ntrack at senior activity center aiso I retired in august 2012 so I am really enjoying myself I have got off 9 inches and 10 pounds so far

msann
msann 2013-05-19 15:10:06 -0500 Report

hey Jeanette I go to curves 5 days a week Tuesday and Thursday walk on ntrack at senior activity center aiso I retired in august 2012 so I am really enjoying myself I have got off 9 inches and 10 pounds so far

BB42
BB42 2013-05-19 05:23:31 -0500 Report

I try to exercise at least 4 x a week for 1.5 hours each time a go. I usually do 30-40 minutes of cardio and the rest free weights. Weather permitting, I might go for 3-4 milk brisk walk instead of the gym

Set apart
Set apart 2013-05-18 07:08:52 -0500 Report

I exercise at least 4 times a week, cardio 40 minutes with some free weights added. I am trying to figure out how I can start hiking without my BG level dropping too much. I live in the mountains and our road is such a nice walk, with a killer incline coming back up!

T'Leesa
T'Leesa 2013-05-18 00:20:23 -0500 Report

I don't exercise as much as I'd like to. Plus I get extremely bored. So I rotate what I do. Swimming, walking, dancing, stretching, cycling, weights (every other day) - as long as I'm active. Plus I park my truck a little farther from my destination when I can as well as climb the stairs daily for extra exercise!

handimom
handimom 2013-05-17 20:38:24 -0500 Report

Average of 6 times weekly. Sometimes I feel too bad and don't do it, but others I will have too much nervous energy to sleep, so I will exercise again. I am a paraplegic, so no walking, I use a recumbent bike.

elaine52
elaine52 2013-05-17 10:21:52 -0500 Report

None to very little, I'm afraid. I start walking, but then my feet and legs start hurting really bad, so after a few days I stop, and just can't seem to get motivated to start back even though I know I really need to.

MAYS
MAYS 2013-05-16 14:04:34 -0500 Report

Pretty much to none, as of late, a touch of laziness has set in which is not good for me, not only diabetes wise but also because that (laziness) is not me.
I realised that when i began making up excuses concerning exercising.
So it's back to my old routine of taking very good care of myself, after all, it's up to me (isn't it?!)

JSJB
JSJB 2013-05-16 09:09:05 -0500 Report

Me, I exercise when I get the feeling. some days I will bike for 4 miles and other days 1 mile. I do go to the gym when my wife goes and use the treadmill from 20 to 45 minutes. Most of my exercise is done in the garden and working around the house. I am hardly idle, always doing something. Maybe I should have a set exercise schedule but as of right now my BG's are 100 to130.

Konidog
Konidog 2013-05-16 00:49:42 -0500 Report

I have joined Curves and hope to work out 3-4 times a week. I also have a stationary bike I will be using in very hot summer weather. Wish me well. I don't. like to make commitments to exercise but know I now have to get serious.

MewElla
MewElla 2013-05-16 06:59:18 -0500 Report

I get out and walk about 6 days a week 4-5 miles. Has really made a difference for me. Best of Luck to You and keep us posted..

locarb
locarb 2013-05-15 22:40:21 -0500 Report

About five times a week. Primarily yoga and "the gym". I prefer walking, which I do on my "days off". I always have amazing results by merely walking. BG drops considerably with relatively little effort. I really recommend people just start walking, no matter how short that interval may be at first, to help themselves.

draco59
draco59 2013-05-15 14:56:18 -0500 Report

Well, before we got the horses, I did the treadmill for an hour 3X a week and swam for an hrs 2X a week and rotated every week, but because of the The Actos and Janumet I was on at the time to control my sugar, I gained weight… When of our first rescue horse 3 yrs. come Oct. I stopped. Started seeing an Endo little bit over a yr. ago, took me off those 2 meds, but me on Victoza, and with just taking care of the 2 horses, I've lost almost 70 lbs… but know he wants me to excersie more, I told him to make the day 26 hrs…. but my 12 yr. old granddaughter made the swim team, so I signed up again thru work, and going to start at least an hour a day again and helping her to…..
Have a wonderful day :)

Joetparrot
Joetparrot 2013-05-15 08:29:24 -0500 Report

I exercise 7 days a week, if its not raining out i do anywhere from 4-5 mile walk and then 5 miles on the stationary bike, if it rains its just the bike but i do exercise everyday no matter how bad i feel at times

tabby9146
tabby9146 2013-05-15 08:20:20 -0500 Report

I exercise 6-7 days a week. I have a treadmill, I do fast walking, incline feature on it, but most of the time now I do yoga in the mornings, or a combo yoga pilates sometimes two different routines, for a half hour, sometimes more than that if I have time, and then cardio of some sort in late afternoon like aerobics, dancing, Wii Fit Plus, I have a stair step for step aerobics too which I like a lot, trying to get to doing weights more often for my arms, some some days I do only a half hour, others an hour combined per day

Joetparrot
Joetparrot 2013-05-14 18:57:27 -0500 Report

i started walking last year after my heart attacks didnt know then i had type 2 diabetes, so i found out in feb 2013 im now walking anywhere from 4-5. miles a day and 5 miles on a stationary bike, its taken me a long time to get where im at but since last July to date i have dropped 73 lbs, the only problem my feet hurt real bad at times

kuklo13
kuklo13 2013-05-15 18:51:17 -0500 Report

I started walking and running I try to do 5 days a week with my hectic scedule plus I fit in abs,crossfit,and Zumba when I can only eating healthy and drinking water been doing good for a month now! :) I was never really determined to do well with my t1diabetes until my last a1c came back 11 I knew it was time to get it together

csing
csing 2013-05-14 11:26:15 -0500 Report

I recently started a walking program and I'm up to 1.5 - 2 miles per day. Considering that my steps before this program averaged around 800 per day, I feel pretty good about getting this up to where I am…so far, my next goes is to bring it up to 3 miles per day.

lawgal
lawgal 2013-05-14 10:29:51 -0500 Report

As I have been dxed with quite a few diabetic complications, it has been difficult to exercise. However, I have began walking my dog as often as 4 times a week the end of 2012 and I love gardening-watching things grow. I have poly neuropathy and the walking aggravates it ALOT. But, I continue on. I have found that exercise has been improving my stamina, my attitude and my endurance of pain. Exercise has also brought me and my Chihuahua closer together than ever.

correctionsnurse1
correctionsnurse1 2013-05-20 17:03:45 -0500 Report

If you do not mind my asking, what exercise can you do with your Polyneuropathy? I have it as well, and it is so painful. I have been in a walking boot since February

Gabby
GabbyPA 2013-05-14 09:57:44 -0500 Report

I am in the middle somewhere. I don't do as much as I should. But I do enjoy gardening, walking the dog and taking hikes My biggest issue is that I don't do any of them on a consistent basis. I like my exercise to be multi task...but I should just do it no matter what. What I really love to do is swim.

Gwen214
Gwen214 2013-05-13 17:57:27 -0500 Report

I started a beach body hybrid doing Les Mills Combat, and Turbo Fire. Everyday, depending on the DVD, 30 to 55 minutes.

lorider70
lorider70 2013-05-13 17:43:36 -0500 Report

Exercise \, as most people think of it, is not possible for me. Due to ongoing and slowly increasing leg and back problems (neuropathy and arthritis) walking or jogging, bike riding, are off the table. I work a little part time as a grade school custodian where I always have a supporting device in hand(mop, broom, floor scrubber etc) .The rest of the time I use a cane. Doesn" seem to matter where BG levels are, the problems persist. For years I thought that good self care and proper medication would at least hold the problems at bay, but they don't. At 70 I guess maybe I'm expecting too much and need to just get used to it.

lawgal
lawgal 2013-05-14 10:36:39 -0500 Report

Don't give up sweetie. I have poly neuropathy and arthritis like you. As we grow older, whether we have diabetes or not, our bones get so awfully tired don't they? I am walking with my dog and she helps a lot. My mind goes to her and the fun she is having with me though I can't run or walk fast like she does I take breaks and lay on the grass with her at times. Walking has helped me in coping with the pain, the fear of growing older and the fear of being alone. I hope you can find what assists you in your ailments. I feel for you my dear.

lorider70
lorider70 2013-05-13 17:43:22 -0500 Report

Exercise \, as most people think of it, is not possible for me. Due to ongoing and slowly increasing leg and back problems (neuropathy and arthritis) walking or jogging, bike riding, are off the table. I work a little part time as a grade school custodian where I always have a supporting device in hand(mop, broom, floor scrubber etc) .The rest of the time I use a cane. Doesn" seem to matter where BG levels are, the problems persist. For years I thought that good self care and proper medication would at least hold the problems at bay, but they don't. At 70 I guess maybe I'm expecting too much and need to just get used to it.

sNerTs1
sNerTs1 2013-05-13 16:52:45 -0500 Report

I have bad knees! I opt for Yoga for Diabetics, I do that once a day except for the weekends. I also live in a split level house and do the stairs quite often during the day *my knees hate those* I have a bike that I will get on when my sugars decide to jump up, usually after something I should not have eaten but opted to just because I had a craving that I couldnt shake off. I usually get them down right away. Thats about all that I do. I should do more but that will happen after I get my knees replaced, right now they are very musical with clicking and chirping at each step. Its not such a nice song to listen to.

spottedfox
spottedfox 2013-05-13 15:48:47 -0500 Report

I have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes for the past 12 years. My diabetes level was too high especially for the past year. About a month ago I suffered a complication, I had a stroke. Not that I wasn't concerned at all, I had lost 12 pounds over the past year. To your question: I walk daily for 15-20 minutes in a somewhat hilly neighborhood. I do deep knee bends in the morning to strengthen my legs, joints, and for a metabolism boost. I have the testing numbers much lower now, except today prior to lunch it was up. I have returned to work from the stroke and I am expecting to continue to loose weight, and keep the A1C going lower. I truly like walking, and my older sister walkes with me so I don't have to do it alone.