Diabetes and Exercise

Working on my latest chapter on diabetes and exercise and have been reading some very inspirational stories! I got the chance to interview Dr. Sheri Colberg-Ochs, the expert on all things diabetes and exercise related, who gave some great advice on resistance training and variation. When we talked I was suffering from plantar fasciitis (from running in old shoes) and everything she was telling me made perfect sense. She said don’t do the same thing every day, and “If you only have time for 1 exercise, do resistance training, the biggest way to maximize insulin potential is through exercise.”

This may seem easier said than done, especially if you are like me and don’t like to go to the gym, but then I interviewed several other women who made motivational statements like Kathleen Fraser, Team WILD member who said: Through exercise, I have learned more about myself as an individual, a woman and a person living with diabetes. I now know that I can do anything. I no longer question if I can overcome a new challenge from a diabetes perspective. Wow! And Ann Rosenquist Fee who says she thinks about diabetes as her exercise partner: Skinny and rude like a syringe, with little syringe-cap-orange sweatbands and legwarmers. Barking her mean little bark, like, “I don’t care that the courts are closed. You’re above 200. Get out the door. Get moving. Keep moving. And I’ll see you after dinner tomorrow.

Thanks for the motivation ladies….time for me to get off my butt, pry my fingers from the computer, and stretch 🙂

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