Category Archives: exercise and diabetes

Health Alert

Remember cigarettes? My kids tell me no one smokes anymore (they vape, etc.). Yet, inactivity has more recently been equated with smoking in terms of the health effects. If sitting is the new smoking, then I’m a chain smoker. I sit … Continue reading

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The eXercise Factor

Exercise means different things to different people: dreaded addictive fun boring enjoyable tedious social For those of us with diabetes, exercise is an important part of managing blood glucose. It’s not easy and it’s not always consistent. Whether you ride … Continue reading

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From Hell to Habit

I never used to consider myself a hiker. It wasn’t that I didn’t like hiking; I just didn’t do it. And then about five years ago I decided to try a hike (one of several in our local community). It took me … Continue reading

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Get Fit, Don’t Sit

 Tomorrow is the American Diabetes Association’s first National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day. The motivation for this event was a report published in January of this year that said we are sitting too much! I, for one, am guilty as … Continue reading

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Protecting Ourselves from Sitting

When I first read this article I started getting pretty fired up. Actually, it was after I read the title of the article. Really? It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that sitting for long periods of time … Continue reading

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Textercise

Do you need someone to hold you accountable in order to exercise? Or do you need a little extra kick in the pants to get out there and do it? If so, findings of a recent study may interest you. … Continue reading

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Exercise words

Admittedly I’m a word freak. I love words – where they come from, what they mean, how they are pronounced. I try to be mindful about the words I use (well, most of the time), but I also obsess about words … Continue reading

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Drafting in Diabetes

The other day I read Seth Godin’s blog about drafting and realized how it parallels living with diabetes. He writes that drafting works physically, because of aerodynamics, and mentally because the proof (that you can go faster) is right in … Continue reading

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Generation X and Y and beyond

An article in Bloomberg Businessweek says my generation is heavier and less healthy than my parents’ generation was at our age. I’m saddened by this news, but it makes sense. We live farther away from work and the store – … Continue reading

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Look Up and Enjoy!

Across the way from our neighborhood there is a groomed cross-country ski/snowshoe trail. I’m not sure how long it is, but I know I can snowshoe for at least an hour over there. I’ve been using it quite a bit … Continue reading

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