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Sheri Colberg scuba diving with Steve Pr

Do What You Want

Any daily activities you choose to do will benefit your health no matter what they are, so pick ones you enjoy that you are more likely to do regularly. Also include more daily SPA (spontaneous physical activity) time!


In addition to doing cardio, resistance, and other planned activities, it will benefit you to stay in motion all day long in any way possible.  When it comes to staying active, there are no wrong choices as long as you move and avoid injuring yourself doing it.  Easy activities like cleaning, washing dishes, grocery shopping, gardening, playing with your kids or grandkids, walking the dog, standing, or any other motion can help lower your blood glucose levels and keep you more fit and nimble.


Try to do more of these activities as often as you can, all day long:

  • Walk or bike instead of drive

  • Take the stairs (up or down)

  • Park at the far end of the lot

  • Stand up/walk around often

  • Work in the garden or rake leaves

  • Wash your car by hand

  • Do housework or cleaning

  • Dance around the house

  • Walk the dog (often)

  • Play with your kids or grandkids


It will also benefit your blood glucose to simply break up your sitting time, such as getting up and standing or walking around for 5 minutes after every 30 to 60 minutes you've been sedentary.  It actually makes your metabolism work better to not sit continuously for long periods of time.


Doing anything (even fidgeting) can help, so remember to keep your diabetes motion going strong all day long!

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