how to get healthy

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2009-10-21 20:01:06 -0500
Started 2009-10-17 16:07:24 -0500

why do you gain weight when u first become a diabetic? how do exercise when you have no where to go?

Tags: weight loss

3 replies

Hinboyz3 2009-10-21 20:01:06 -0500 Report

I decided to start off very slow until I got use to exercise. On nice days I ride my bike about 2-3 miles a day, and on rainy days I walk up and down the stairs while washing clothes. And I also have a inside stepper which helps a lot.

Sheri S
Sheri S 2009-10-18 09:43:04 -0500 Report

A lot of the time weight gain is is associated with blood sugar control and/or diet and portion control. Keep in mind you don't become diabetic overnight. Diabetes is something that you've probably had for some time now and didn't know about. Work with your educators, doctor and nutritionist to help make a plan to help keep weight under control.

As far as exercise…don't set your goals too high…if you aren't getting any or very little exercise right now don't try to set a goal of an hour of exercise a day because you will probably set yourself up for failure and will feel bad when you can't reach this goal. Start with a couple of minutes in the chair and a couple of minutes of walking and add to your routine.

Like Harlan said sitting and working with a small weight is a start…use a small 10-15 oz canned food item if you don't have weights and work your arms while sitting (you can slowly increase the size of the canned item to add weight). Walking is great…anything that increases your heart rate…if it's more than you were doing yesterday then it's a step in th right direction. Keep your goals small and add to them as you go…baby steps…good luck :o)

Harlen 2009-10-17 18:25:31 -0500 Report

I like to take a walk sit in the chair and use a dumbell and watch TV play poker theres a lot of things you can do if you wish too
hope this helps
good luck