New to regular Exercise.

By GettingHealthy Latest Reply 2009-10-15 20:58:01 -0500
Started 2009-10-09 13:28:32 -0500

Hi everyone, I'm new to exercise and starting today! I have type 2 Diabetes and have been on Januvia and watching my diet. Also, quit smoking over 2 months ago after smoking for 26 years. Does anyone have any info on being new to exercise, or if smoking raised sugar levels? Any info or support would be appreciated!

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Hinboyz3 2009-10-15 20:58:01 -0500 Report

Congrats on quitting smoking, that was a giant step in the right direction for you. I exercise every other day cause it's new to me the exercising and the eating of the right foods. It was hard at first but I knew I had to help myself. Now I enjoy riding my bike a few miles to start, I feel I have much more energy all day long. So start slow and don't over do it. And keep up the good work!!!

sisson 2009-10-09 18:26:08 -0500 Report

I have never smoke because as a child my father was a chain smoke and I hated it. so I never started. But yes I do exercise and love it. I bought a book from Boards called WALK AWAY THE POUNDS BY: Leslie Sansone it comes with a DVD and it's really fun that got me back into working out agine it was $3.99 in the bargain section. Then I started buying equipment at ross some of the thing that are product of Bally have a 2 week pass in them. I love the water aerobics. So I do a little work out at home and in the gym. Best whises and good luck Penny

Sarguillo 2009-10-09 16:12:16 -0500 Report

Yes, walking is best. If you have a dog, take it for a walk. Do you work close to home, walk to work. Bike to work if you can. Take the stairs instead of elevator in buildings.
Good luck and congrats.

jigsaw 2009-10-09 15:57:03 -0500 Report

I have used treadmills, ellipticals, bike riding and walking. They all seem to lower my blood sugar. I read and also found that a minimum of 20 min to 30 min. of aerobic exercise was necessary to see any real results in lowering BS. I currently bike ride with a club and I ride from 60 to 100 miles per week. I have reduced my meds substantially, I am losing weight, and I have much more energy. As long as your Doctor approves it, even light aerobic or aneroebic exercise for 20 min a day can do wonders.

Ms Kat
Ms Kat 2009-10-09 14:14:52 -0500 Report

Congrats on the quitting smoking. I quit 9 months ago before I found out I was diabetic. I don't know about the effects of smoking and BG's. The only exercise I've been doing is 25 minutes a day sometimes twice a day on the treadmill. It does lower the bg's and my DR says walking is the best exercise.

GettingHealthy 2009-10-09 22:16:29 -0500 Report

Good to meet all of you! Did both the treadmill and then some swimming later on. It sure helps with tiring me out! Wow jigsaw you do alot of miles! Way to go! I'm setting up some music for working out also..that helps when tired too.

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