30 minutes, every day
Exercise, at least thirty minutes every day. Exercise is like medicine.
That’s what the diabetic educator told me just after I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2009.
And dang it, she’s right.
I walk everywhere; thankfully, I live in Seattle, which has great sidewalks and a terrific bus system.
There’s also a walk at home program that I use, a lot.
Leslie Sansone’s one, two, and three mile walks are easy to use. The one mile walk takes about twenty minutes, including cool down stretches at the end. Sometimes when I get home form work I’m so tired I just want to drop into bed, but I can promise myself it’s only twenty minutes out of my day. It’s hard to say no when I’m so aware of the benefits of moderate exercise.
The thirty minutes of exercise daily not only helps keep my blood sugars under control, but helps me feel better. My bad knees don’t hurt so much, my lower back problems lessen, I sleep better, and I have mor energy.
And when I add a few down dogs (shown above) into my daily routine, my sinuses clear up.
So I’m feeling quite well tonight, because it’s been a great day off, and I’ve managed to shake the stress of the work week off by spending time walking outside, doing my walk at home routine, and getting some really good rest.
And I will complete two down dogs before going to bed.
That’s all for now.
Oh yeah, the fourth season of Fringe premieres September 23 🙂