Tag 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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It’s that time of year again…

With snow comes shoveling, and with shoveling comes hypoglycemia, aka low blood glucose. Yesterday I shoveled three times – morning, mid-day, and late afternoon. I think it finally stopped snowing during the night. Then at 1:30 this morning, when I … Continue reading

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Mixed Drink Messages

Living well with diabetes is about forming healthy habits for life. That isn’t easy, and we certainly don’t make healthy choices all the time – who does? But with a goal of eating well and engaging in exercise most of … 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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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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