Staying healthy is important, but it doesn't have to be hard or boring. You can improve your health by adding more movement to your day. The best part? You get to pick what you like! Here are some easy ways to be more active.
Why is being active important if you have diabetes?
Moving around a lot helps your body listen better to insulin, a special hormone that lets your cells use sugar for energy. This is good for handling diabetes. Also, playing and exercising can keep your blood sugar levels in check and make it less likely for you to get heart problems or nerve damage.
You can set up a weekly dance party in your living room. Just play your favorite songs and dance like nobody's watching. It's a fun way to get your heart pumping and have a great time. If you want more structure, there are some great fitness classes you can access even on YouTube for diabetes.
Take a walk with a friend
If dancing isn't your thing, how about a leisurely walk with a friend? It's a chance to chat, enjoy the fresh air, and burn some calories. Thirty minutes
Work on a garden
Gardening is a great way to move your body while doing something fun. You'll be bending, stretching, and digging, which can help improve your flexibility and strength. Plus, you'll get to admire the beautiful results of your hard work.
More reasons to exercise
1. It keeps you in a good weight
2. It helps if you want to shedding weight
3. Being more joyful
4. Getting better sleep
5. Boosting your memory
6. Managing your blood pressure
7. Decreasing LDL ("bad") cholesterol and increasing HDL ("good") cholesterol
Do you need more help?
We are here for you! Our care team can help you find easy ways to get more movement into your day and answer any questions you may have. Call us at (410) 348-1905.