Resting - does it bring down your #'s?

MewElla
By MewElla Latest Reply 2011-01-08 18:02:51 -0600
Started 2011-01-08 13:45:50 -0600

I walk a lot 6 out of 7 days and take one day to rest with no excercise. My #'s have been great on these days, 80-90 fasting, 90 before lunch and I feel great. The walking and normal activity days numbers will be higher as a rule, anyone have this situation. Seems like I am backwards, excercise and resting.


4 replies

CaliKo
CaliKo 2011-01-08 17:10:19 -0600 Report

Well, the good effects on your glucose levels may coast into the next day. I know my strength training exercises do, and I know you've said your walks are pretty long, 5 or 6 miles, right? So I think you may still have benefits the next day without having the stress. You've also said you get shaky at the ends of your walks, or after you get home. I'm thinking you may be burning off so much glucose that your glucose levels are going low-ish, and your body may over-compensate by releasing more glucose into your bloodstream than your body can process. I would try taking a healthy snack with you on your walks, like some dried apricots or a banana or whole grain crackers to eat maybe on the last half of your walk, and see if you can head off the dropping glucose levels so your body won't try to compensate. It's worth a try - Good luck!

MewElla
MewElla 2011-01-08 18:01:21 -0600 Report

You know I wondered about that, left over from previous day. I always take a banana or low fat chewy granola bar and water when I walk, just cause..Great to hear from you, have a nice evening.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-01-08 15:07:02 -0600 Report

WEll, Ella, maybe you are built backards as you suggest. I have not read/heard anything like that before.

What are your BG#s on your active days?

Have you tried resting for 2 or 3 days in a row (without being sick - which would throw it off) what your BG#s be then?

MewElla
MewElla 2011-01-08 18:02:51 -0600 Report

Never took 2-3 days off from excercise, just thought I could not afford to.Enjoy your weekend.

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