Source: Flickr cc johnlemon 2.0
The Well health blog in yesterday’s New York Times boldly proclaimed Forget the Treadmill. Get a Dog.
Oh, if only it were that simple. Get a dog; take it out for walks daily; and your daily exercise needs were met. The data from several studies show mixed results. Not everyone went out for walks. Some just put the dog out in the yard to run around. Others complained about the weather. And some said they were too old or frail to walk the dog. Still others hired someone to walk their dog!
“If we’re committed to a dog, it enables us to commit to physical activity ourselves.” Said Dr. Rebecca A. Johnson.
There is something that is extra motivating in doing for others—whether they are human or canine.
Source: Flickr (cc) faster panda kill kill
To live well with diabetes I need to add regular exercise to my routine.
I am facing up to the fact that I am extremely sedentary. I work at a computer most of the day. Where I live is too far away from shops to walk there. My commute to town means I spend a lot of time in the car.
In figuring out how to add exercise to my routine I’ve been reading up on exercise advice for people with diabetes. Continue reading
Source: Flickr (cc) nathancremisino
Exercise is King, nutrition is Queen, put them together and you’ve got a kingdom. —Jack LaLanne
Fitness King Jack LaLanne passed away this week. His New York Times obit called him “the founder of the modern fitness movement.” At 96 he was in better shape than most people half that age.
As he got older Mr. LaLanne used publicity stunts to let the world know he was still in very good shape. At 60 he swam from Alcatraz to Fisherman’s Wharf. Not a big deal? He did it handcuffed and towing a boat that weighed 1,000 lbs. At 70 he swam through Long Beach Harbor towing 70 people in 70 boats. A lot of people in their 70s are happy if they have the flexibility to tie their own shoes.
His fitness regime was about as simple as it comes: eat healthfully and exercise every day. Nutrition is the Queen. Exercise is the King.
This is very good advice for a person with diabetes. Continue reading
All the Veggie Ladies from Super Sprowtz on Vimeo.
If you’d like to eat healthy, put a veggie on it…Yum, yum, yum…
ONE SHOT 60-second Sizzle Reel from Guy Mossman on Vimeo.
Team Type One is more than a professional cycling team with members who have diabetes working towards competing in the 2012 Tour de France. Visit their website and you’ll find info and inspiration for people with diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2) so that we can achieve our dreams.
Oh yeah, you’ll also find some yummy beefcake too!
Vox Pop Films is working on a documentary called ONE SHOT about Team Type One’s efforts to get to the 2012 Tour de France.