Healthy Exercise Tips to Help Reverse Diabetes

Healthy Exercise Tips to Help Reverse Diabetes

If you follow the right healthy exercise tips, you too can reverse diabetes just like I did.

You’ve learned that regular exercise can help you lose weight and reverse diabetes, but how do you get started? This is often the most difficult part of a diabetes-reversal program because so many people with diabetes are accustomed to a sedentary lifestyle.

Top Healthy Exercise Tips:

If you feel overwhelmed just thinking about exercise, the following tips will make it easier to get off the couch and start moving for improved health.

  • Don’t start too fast. If it’s been awhile since you exercised intentionally, you’re not ready for a two-mile jog or nonstop sprints on the beach. You’re more likely to quit if you overwhelm your mind with high expectations. You’re also more likely to injure your body if you push too hard at the start. It’s better to start slow and gradually increase the length or intensity of your workouts. 
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  • Make it a routine, but shake it up. That may seem like contradictory advice, but you do need to have a routine and add some variety. If you exercise at the same times and on the same days each week, it will become something that you do automatically. It becomes your lifestyle. Once you have the routine down, try different exercises so that you don’t get bored doing the same thing over and over. This will also make it less likely that you’ll hit plateaus with your weight loss. 

  • Don’t underestimate stretching. Simply doing a few stretches when you get out of bed in the morning is a great way to increase your daily activity level. You may also find that stretching before bed while taking slow, deep breaths calms your mind and prepares you for sleep. You need to stretch to keep your body flexible and healthy.

  • Turn something you love into a workout. Cardiovascular exercise is anything that gets your heart rate up and keeps it there for an extended period of time. When you’re starting out, 10 minutes is enough for the health benefits. To make this enjoyable, manipulate an activity you enjoy so that it brings your heart rate up. Instead of walking around the block, you may dance in your living room. You can even turn household chores into cardio exercise if you add some squatting, lunging, reaching and extra walking into the session.

  • Make use of household objects. Strength training is anything that puts stress on your muscles to encourage growth. If you don’t want to buy dumbbells or other equipment, use canned goods or other items found around your home. If it challenges your muscles, you’ll get the benefits.

You don’t have to use all of these healthy exercise tips at once. Pick one that doesn’t feel overwhelming, and find a way to work it into your daily routine. Even if you simply take a few 10-minute strolls around your front yard each day, you’re doing more for your body than you did yesterday or last week. With time, those strolls will add up and you will find it easier to get moving.

Here’s a secret : A body in motion wants to remain in motion. Getting started is extremely hard, but the more you move, the easier it becomes. You will eventually come to the point that it hurts worse not to move. Give yourself the first big push and start these healthy exercise tips today.  

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