It’s Time to Exercise, Right?

Ideally, daily exercise is the best situation for anyone regardless of health status but if you’re just starting out, you don’t want to put your body through over-kill in the first three days. If you’re just starting a workout regimen, start slow, start easy, just make sure you get started. Now if you get sore after the first couple of sessions, it’s extremely important to get motivated to get out there again. I’m telling you, that’s the hardest part, just getting out when you’re sore.

I’ll be away from my computer for a few days because I’m heading to Santa Clara for Search Marketing Expo West. It will be a fun time but expect some posts early next week. Until then, keep active and check the HuB for product updates.

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Thanksgiving meals – yet another reason to begin a steady workout regimen

Alright, so it’s bad enough that it’s starting to get cold outside and a bit tougher to get out for a walk or a jog in the neighborhood, but now that Thanksgiving and holiday meals are around the corner, this may just be the most critical time to being a workout routine if you haven’t already. If it’s snowing outside then no worries, you can still find a way to sit and be fit. Maybe start with a few crunches here and there or maybe even a few pushups. The main thing is to get your blood flowing and your heart-rate up. Do this on a constant basis and your body will thank you in the long run.

ClubPed – Small Steps Leading to Big Rewards

I could go on forever about the benefits of adopting an exercise program (as you can probably tell from my previous posts) and the positive achievements your mind and body can attain. Just getting started is most often the hardest thing to do but taking a regular stroll around the neighborhood is a great change of scenery. To help you adopt a simple walking exercise program, the American Diabetes Association has ClubPed to help you get started in tracking your steps to a healthier lifestyle. Once you set your goal ClubPed can help you stay on target to achieving them. So go ahead and get started today, all it takes is a short walk!

Mix up your workout

Close to 80% of the diabetic population in America is obese. There is no question as to whether or not a workout routine will help most diabetics. The only question is what kind of routine should diabetics do? Will diabetics benefit more from weight lifting, running, circuit training, or aerobics. Personally, I think everyone can benefit from a proper Kung Fu workout, but the thing about martial arts is that they are not for everyone. Whether you’re a runner or a weight lifter, the best type of workout is one that mixes all types of exercise. Weights can add a bit of muscle and running can increase your lung capacity as well as endurance. The bottom line with working out is to try to fit in any kind of exercise every day. Although it is best to mix it up, working out period is a plus.

The Importance of Exercise

While not everyone with type 2 diabetes is overweight, studies have shown that obesity and lack of physical activity are the two most common causes of this type of diabetes.  With that being said, it is important to take some time out of your busy day to just take a walk around the block, bike to work, take the stairs.  It’s always good to start somewhere and the simple stroll after dinner is a great way to get your health on the right track.

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, consult with your doctor or physician before beginning an exercise program.  Your doctor can direct you in the right direction and let you know what kind of exercise will be good for you depending on your current physical condition and the level of control over you diabetes.