The more I learn about disease, the more I learn the importance of movement and exercise. Health is not determined by weight, it is more determined by fitness. Because of this, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have come up with enhanced guidelines.
- Movement after meals, including errands, gardening, for 3-15 minutes helps to lower postprandial (postmeal) glucose
- Minimum of 150 minutes a week of moderate to vigorous movement for adults with diabetes
- No more than 2 days between sessions
- 2-3 sessions of resistance training on non-consecutive days
- 2-3 sessions in flexibility, balance, tai chi for older adults with diabetes
- Minimum 60 min per day of moderate or vigorous activity and 3 strength sessions for children and adolescents with type 1 or type 2 diabetes
Find what you love! Yoga is a strength exercise!
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- Physical Activity/Exercise and Diabetes: A position statement of the American Diabetes Association. Diabetes Care. 2016;39(11):2065–2079.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. How much physical activity do children need? Updated June 14, 2015. Accessed November 12, 2016.
Thanksgiving is a time for feasting, family, and friends. Here are some tips to maintain Mindfulness, Intuitive Eating, and Satisfaction
T: Take time for your self; yoga, meditate, walk, journal
H: Have your favorite foods; avoid any guilt related to food
A: Pay attention to your physical and emotional sensations during and after eating
N: No restriction or deprivation
K: Keep cooking fun. Kitchen is a great place to teach your kids of all ages some of your family traditions
F: Fill up on fun, family and friends.
U: Understand some are having a tough time with food or body image. Avoid discussing calories, fat, or diet talk.
L: Avoid long gaps between meals. Eat every 3 to 5 hours.