Friday, May 14, 2010

Diabetes Blog Week: Friday - The E Word

Exercise.  It's important.  I know it is.

When I exercise regularly, my fasting numbers are lower and my post-meal numbers don't appear to go as high and come down faster.

Exercise is good for, well, everything.

I saw a headline on a podcast the other day (I haven't listened to it, yet) about how exercise may help prevent Alzheimer's disease.  My dad has Alzheimer's disease.

I walk to and from work essentially every weekday.  That forms a basis of about 25 minutes a day of moderate walking.

But more than that?  Well, crud.

2 comments:

  1. I recently left my job working at an Alzheimer's and dementia assisted living. I started just after highschool and worked there for 5 years.

    I'm sorry about your dad, and I can't imagine what its like to go through that as a family member.

    I know that's not what the post was about, but that part stuck out for me. :)

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  2. I'd say 25 minutes of moderate walking a day is a great exercise routine!! It's certainly more than I do most days. I am terrible about exercise. So be sure to give yourself the credit you deserve!! :)

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