02-20-15 – Friday – A Hard Days Work

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I spent a long day out working in nature yesterday doing quite a bit of walking and climbing. I came home exhausted last night, but discovered this morning that my blood sugar had dropped about 20 points lower than my average lately. During the winter months it is easy to forget how much simple exercise is so important to good health. Things like hiking, biking or just walking during the day are so important and a natural thing to do. If there was only a way to incorporate this type of exercise into a daily work schedule it would fix a lot of the health problems that we deal with.

The problem is that most of us work in an office type of environment where we spend too much time sitting and not moving. Even if we learn to start standing more, or doing little routines like walking up and down a set of stairs once an hour, it still is no comparison to the work of a farmer. The human body is designed to do work. We did it for millions of years through hunting and gathering, chopping wood, running short distances, and lifting heavy things.

I am certainly not suggesting that we need adopt a daily work schedule that is identical or even close to what our ancestors did each day. That would be just crazy. But, I believe that we should all really start thinking about our work day. What movement can you add to your day that would break up all the sitting around you do each day? I currently work out for an average of two hours each morning. It is a slow workout as I am in my fifties, but even with this workout early in the morning each day I have to ask myself, Is it enough? After a day like yesterday and seeing the results in my blood sugar this morning would it be beneficial to find a more physically active career? Or can I make my work day a bit more active through creativity? I have some things to think about…

Blood Sugar – 80, Weight – 165.0

Creatine Day #15

Bowflex – CHEST
Bench Press- 155/155- 18, 18, 17
Incline Press- 155/155- 14, 13, 12
Decline Press- 155/155- 15, 15, 12
Fly’s- 80/80- 12, 11, 11

Meals
Breakfast- 3 Eggs
Lunch- Chicken, Broccoli
Dinner- Beef Stew

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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3 Responses to 02-20-15 – Friday – A Hard Days Work

  1. Sandy says:

    i agree. we are designed to move which is why we have joints that move and aren’t fixed. I walk with my dogs daily and the days that it is beyond cold like -30 and too cold for more than a few minutes outside, I make a point of a few extra runs up and down the stairs. I also sit on a ball at my desk. I’m fortunate to work from home and realize all offices wouldn’t be so accommodating, but moving on the ball and being in some sort of constant movement helps me keep going. I have osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia and I refuse to give in.
    Keep up the great work!!! I’m enjoying your blog

  2. Crystal says:

    This is so true! There is nothing like fresh air, it is definitely good for the body and the soul 🙂

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