Type 2 Diabetes – Getting Started With Your Exercise Program
by Beverleigh H. Piepers
Some might argue getting started with exercise is more difficult than maintaining the habit once it’s in place. Others report difficulty in remaining consistent with their physical activity after gathering the motivation to begin successfully. Exercising consistently is the objective for all Type 2 diabetics, and to ponder over what is more challenging is counterintuitive. The bottom line is: exercise has to occur and a lasting habit must be developed.
With that said, the first step is getting started.
Whether you are a newly diagnosed diabetic, or someone who has been aware of their Type 2 diabetes condition for several years, is irrelevant. Starting a proper exercise routine that works for you is essential to improve your health and prevent of delay further complications occurring.
A common concern among many diabetics is having decided to become more physically active, is not knowing just where to begin. Initially, most people lack sufficient knowledge and understanding of physical activity. This is normal. There are many different ways to exercise and this can be truly overwhelming when you consider the endless amounts of training methods and principles promoted by the media and your peers. Although there are efficient and, in some cases, correct ways to carry out your selected type of exercise, the truth is there is no best method and to believe otherwise is wasted effort. This is especially true within the confines of exercising to improve your diabetic health. By addressing these concerns it will be easier to get started.
First, recall ways you have exercised in the past. Perhaps you have prior experience in a gym. Most people have attempted some form of training, whether it be…
Likewise, most people are not currently runners but have experimented with running before. Remember, the most important aspect of exercising is to find what works for you and what better way to start than recalling what has worked for you in the past? Just because at one point you slackened your efforts does not mean it will happen again. Besides, now you have Type 2 diabetes you have no choice. You have to exercise if you want to preserve your health and improve your condition overall.
Some people may have less experience with physical activity. In that case, start walking. Dedicate 30 minutes to walking sometime in your day, four to five days a week. It will make a difference. Walking is often a precursor to other methods of physical activity and, on its own will provide you with a great start.
The first step is getting started. You can worry about experimenting with different activities or routines later.
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