If you have Type II Diabetes, exercising should be a key part of your diabetic plan. Consider these tips when working out.
GET A PEDOMETER
Listening music during your daily workout is good motivator but you need more than a playlist to your favorite music to stay motivated. Consider getting a pedometer. With a pedometer, you can keep track of your progress. For example, lets say that you have a goal of walking 5 miles a day (10,000 steps), you can keep track of how many steps you make. According to recent medical studies, people who have worn pedometers during their walk-out (workout) or jog, have noticed a decrease in their blood pressure.
EASY EXERCISES FOR TYPE 2 DIABETICS
The first thing that comes to mind to some people when they hear the word ‘exercise’, they assume that it’s going to be extremely difficult. Here are a couple of quick and easy exercises you can do at home:
There are plenty of other exercises that you can try as well.
SET ‘REALISTIC’ GOALS
Watching videos and weight loss health blogs is a great way to get motivated to keep up with
your workout. You have probably read about extreme weight loss success stories about men
and women losing hundreds of pounds in less than 6 months. Whether your goal is to lose
weight or to get into shape, you must set realistic goals. For example, if your goal is to lose 100
pounds, set a goal that is achievable. The average person loses about 2-4 pounds (or more)
per week. If you set an unrealistic goal, you will more than likely give up. So, make sure you set
a goal that you can easily achieve.
HIRE AN EXERCISE COACH / PERSONAL TRAINER
If you’re having a tough time motivating yourself to get into shape, it may be time to hire a
personal trainer. A good personal trainer will whip you into shape in no time. Just make sure
that you choose a personal trainer that’s sensitive to the needs of those with Type 2 Diabetes.
CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN
Before you start any kind of exercise program or diet, make sure that you consult with your