5 TIPS TO GET YOU MOTIVATED TO A MORE ACTIVE DAILY LIFE

Kaiyle
By Kaiyle Latest Reply 2011-01-18 15:27:18 -0600
Started 2010-10-05 16:40:03 -0500

Getting started takes motivation. Try these tips to get you started in taking control of a more active daily life: Please feel free to add to this list the tips that are successful for you. Thank you for sharing what works for you.

1. Make exercise a daily habit.

2. As little as half an hour of exercise a day can improve your heart health. Remember exercise does not have to be vigorous, a brisk walk is great for your health.

3. Aerobic activities like walking, running and swimming help keep your heart healthy.

4. If you can't commit to daily exercise, try splitting it up into manageable chunks of time. Short walks, taking the stairs, physical movement throughout your day can add up.

5. Remember that successful weight loss depends on burning more energy than you consume.


39 replies

indian hills
indian hills 2010-10-18 13:46:54 -0500 Report

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Kaiyle
Kaiyle 2011-01-18 15:27:18 -0600 Report

Grace and peace be unto you Indian. Thank you for accepting my request of friendship. May the blessings of the Lord be bountiful upon you and your family.

sisson
sisson 2010-10-11 21:51:45 -0500 Report

The very best way to lose weight is buy a healthy diet and good fun exercise. I have done it before and I will do it agine. I had kept of 75pd for 35 years in tell the doctors started playing with my meds and put it all back on me so now Im back on the yoyo again. I WON'T STOP IN TILL IM BACK WHERE I WAS.

Anonymous
Anonymous 2010-10-14 11:25:42 -0500 Report

I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN. I WAS @ 120 WHEN I WAS TOLD I HAD DIABETES.THEN THE DOCOTR STARTED CHANGING ALL MY MEDICATIONS AND INSULIN. I PUT ON 30 POUNDS, NOW I'VE BEEN ON VICTOZA ONCE DAILY AND IT REALLY CURBS YOUR APPETIE. I AM DOWN 10 POUNDS AND WON'T STOP TILL I GET BACK WHERE I WAS.

sisson
sisson 2010-10-14 20:27:08 -0500 Report

I am glad that you are will to keep up the fight and keep up the fight to lose the weight that you need to keep you HAPPY THAT WHERE YOU NEED TO BE!

sisson
sisson 2010-10-11 21:43:45 -0500 Report

I have known people in my past where people have tooken diet pills and once they have stop they have gane back the weight doubled or tripled along with some sideafects and they weren't very good ones some led to death. So becareful what you wish for.

Dirtyred59
Dirtyred59 2010-10-10 19:15:48 -0500 Report

thanks for the tips! To: tashapen
don't do the diet pills. try the small meals every couple of hours or three hours. It has worked for me. Check with our doctor before you take any pills especially diet pills.

tashapen
tashapen 2010-10-09 18:53:23 -0500 Report

was wondering if i were to try exercise and diet pills do u think that would be pushing it i have type 2 and i've been tryin to loose weight but its not going anywhere

Kaiyle
Kaiyle 2010-10-09 20:04:08 -0500 Report

Hello Tashapen. It would be better for you to talk with your doctor and have your doctor to prescribe a diet pill for you. You have to be careful with the interaction of other pills with your diabetic medication. Therefore, your doctor will know what you can take that will interact well with your diabetes medication.
I know it gets frustrating sometimes when you can't see immediate results, but continue to exercise because it will pay off for you. Though you may not see the pounds coming off right away, your heart, lungs, and other parts of your body is getting the benefit of your exercising. So keep it up, and know that even though you may not see much in the numbers, know that losing the inches is far more greater and the pounds will eventually catch up.

Stephanne
Stephanne 2010-10-06 23:32:57 -0500 Report

Great Tips! I started losing weight back in March and the doctor is happy with my results so far but I am still pushing to lose more. I am now (more than ever before) motivated to lose the extra weight. With having Fibromyalgia, it was hard finding what works best for me but with trial and error I am now running 2.5 miles every other day :)

indian hills
indian hills 2010-10-14 11:36:25 -0500 Report

I'M VERY HAPPY TO HEAR OF YOUR MOTIVARION. I TOO STRUGGLE WITH MY WEIGHT, I NOT ONLY HAVE DIABETES, BUT HAVE OSTEOGENISIS IMPERFECTA, WHICH IS THE BRITTLE BONE DISEASE,IT'S GENETIC SO I'VE HAD FRACTURES SINCE I WAS 2 YEARS OLD.I'M NOW 48 2 YEARS AGO I BROKE MY LEGS AND AFTER 2 SURGERIES I AM WHELLCHAIR BOUND. I BOUGHT A TREDMILL AND HANG ON THE BARS AND I MAKE MY LEGS MOVE WITH OUT BEARING WEIGHT ON THEM. IT TAKES ALOT OF MOTIVATION BUT KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

jambbo81
jambbo81 2010-10-09 17:11:26 -0500 Report

wow! is right, Im new on today and Im happy for you,I think exercise is not always easy but it is good for us.I try to stay active like on the tips above.I just try to do somthing every day.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2010-10-06 14:46:42 -0500 Report

There are all kinds of DVD's that have alternate exercise. Seated in a chair for those who cannot walk. Even just sitting upright with your tummy tucked is better than lounging on the couch. You can get a resistance band and do upper body exercise. Even yoga and meditation can help. You don't have to walk miles or climb mountains. Just do something. Even cleaning the house.

bicker68
bicker68 2010-10-05 23:58:43 -0500 Report

Kaiyle,
Exercise is great if you are in good enough shape to do it, but what about those of us who are disabled. When we can't exercise, like walking a distance of more than a block or block and a half, or climb stairs? I have lost 60 pounds I guess I wish I was just healthy enough to exercise. The only exercise if you can call it that is around the house in keeping things up around the house. Any suggestions???

Kaiyle
Kaiyle 2010-10-06 20:12:55 -0500 Report

Before beginning any exercise program, it is good to discuss it with your physician or physical therapist to plan the best routine for you. Everyone can exercise in some way that is beneficial to their overall health. Yes you can call keeping things up around the house exercise. That means you're moving and moving burns calories. The following are a list of sites that I feel will generate some great ideas for an exercise workout for those with limited mobility.

http://hubpages.com/hub/Fitness-Exercises-For...

http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/id/QAA354924

http://www.bottomlinesecrets.com/article.html...

http://www.myfreestyle.com/fs/d/en_US/50.80:8...

Pynetree
Pynetree 2010-10-09 06:56:31 -0500 Report

That's what I'm trying to just move more every day. Have been doing some exercise, either hand weights, or bands every otherday. And keeping up with the house. Still find it hard to get motivated.

Sweet Potatoe
Sweet Potatoe 2010-10-06 10:54:56 -0500 Report

I was in great shape until I had brain surgery August 2009. I was put on predisone, a steriod, and weight just came on. I wasn't able to do anything for 6-7 mths. The hard part is I gained weight in my midsection. That hurts, because I was a Navy Reservist(until reasonly, mediically discharged) and I kept myself in shape. In May, I was released to return back to work only part time, then July 14, I had ankle surgery. I just started losing wait(6lbs). I was 155lbs before the surgery, now I'm 210lbs. How many carbohydrates a day will jump start my weight loss progress? HELP…

LennyDenny
LennyDenny 2010-10-06 07:35:07 -0500 Report

Hi Kaiyle - your right it is tough to exercise when you have a disablity. I found it hard to exercise after my heart attack. I was off work for 2 months, but I was told that I needed to do something. I started with just walking to the end of the driveway and back. I called our local gym and ask if they could help put a program together for someone that needed to exercise. I also called the hospital that had treated me and they helped put something together. With help there are things that you can do just around the house to get exercise. I think it's great that you lost 60 pounds, it sound like somethings working. Keep strong and I know you will be able to accomplish itl
Denny

Hops
Hops 2010-10-06 19:36:22 -0500 Report

One exercise that I fine easy is to lie on my back putting my legs and butt up in the air. Then I move my legs as though I am pedaling a bicycle. Five
minutes of such pedaling lowers my BG about 50 points.

Reenie10zfw3
Reenie10zfw3 2010-10-06 13:43:26 -0500 Report

Ihad my leg broken a number of years ago. Almost a year ago I had a severe case of pneumonia and found I couldn't walk on that leg. I went into a nursing home for 4 months and I walk on the outside of my foot with a casr up to my knee. I can barely stand up now (was better when I left the nursing home) I also have bipolar disorder
and am mostly depressed and a couple days a month normal (not manic). please tell
me how I can keep my self doing my exercises.

LennyDenny
LennyDenny 2010-10-07 09:20:32 -0500 Report

Once you get started and see how good you feel it will be enough to keep you going. I had used and still use rubber or elastic band I got from the local sporting goods store. They can be used sitting, standing or laying on the floor. I started by using them 15 minutes a day and now use them 30 - 45 minutes a day, the resistance makes for good cardio and muscle work outs.
Denny

RockyMtnGal
RockyMtnGal 2010-10-05 22:33:40 -0500 Report

Perfect example of #4: Today while my son played on the playground I jogged/walked the path around it. I try to take advantage of my surroundings!

Gabby
GabbyPA 2010-10-05 17:31:00 -0500 Report

Great tips. It is so true that just a little activity can help out so much. Plus, once you start, you really start to enjoy it and it does get easier to include daily.

Kaiyle
Kaiyle 2010-10-07 17:57:38 -0500 Report

So true Gabby. You really do start to enjoy it, and you find yourself planning for it in your schedule everyday, making it a priority.

HLG01
HLG01 2010-10-05 17:30:55 -0500 Report

These are excellent tips for diabetics! Did you read it some where or came up with this on your own? I especially like #5.

Kaiyle
Kaiyle 2010-10-05 16:55:29 -0500 Report

Thank you for sharing Caliko. What your CDE said is exactly how I view exercising. Exercise is my greatest weapon against this disease, and I'm not about to go unarmed!!!

CaliKo
CaliKo 2010-10-05 16:46:55 -0500 Report

My best tip is to make exercise first. Well, right after breakfast. If I put it off, it doesn't always get done. And like my CDE said, I exercise every day because I'm a diabetic everyday.

Hops
Hops 2010-10-06 19:32:43 -0500 Report

A 15 block walk right after injecting my pre breakfast insulin lets me keep my insulin dosage right where it is when my pre breakfast BG is as high as 150. Exercise works well.

jambbo81
jambbo81 2010-10-09 17:31:46 -0500 Report

Is walking befor better only becuse BG is higheer in the morning?

Hops
Hops 2010-10-09 18:44:20 -0500 Report

Walking before breakfast works especially well for me as an insulin dependent diabetic who has to compensate for the morning affect.
Diabetes is always on the job training. I started the morning walks many years ago. In my case walking 16 blocks immediately after my breakfast
bolus of insulin when my sugar is as high as 150 allows me to have my usual breakfast without insulin. Otherwise with the Smogyi affect I require an added two units of Humalog.

Hops
Hops 2010-10-13 07:12:21 -0500 Report

Create a group of friends who exercise together. A 90 year old friend leads a water aerobics which does water aerobics an hour every morning.
Exercising with others is often the greatest motivator to exercise.