Take a Walk to Stabilize Blood Sugar

This is great advice if you have the time. A 15 minute walk can be exhilarating.


If you have diabetes, you know how important it is to manage your blood sugar.  Even if you’re not a diabetic, you’ve probably experienced at least one episode in which your blood sugar got a little too low or a little too high and caused unstable hunger, energy, and mood levels.  In many cases, blood sugar levels are directly affected by the food and beverages you do (or don’t) consume, but food isn’t the only factor that can have an effect on how high or low your blood sugar gets.

Engaging in regular physical activity helps your body’s cells become more efficient at using insulin, resulting in better blood sugar control and lower A1C levels.  If you have type 2 diabetes, the American Diabetes Association and the American College of Sports Medicine recommend you get 150 minutes a week of moderate-to-vigorous aerobic exercise, which should be spread out over at…

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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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4 Responses to Take a Walk to Stabilize Blood Sugar

  1. I don’t have Type II (my granddaughter has Type I), but I’m over 50 and appreciate the need for exercise and a balanced diet (at least I try). 🙂 The best thing I did for myself was to buy a FitBit when a blogging friend suggested it last summer. It helps you track the number of steps you take in a day and is a good way to decide for yourself whether you need to get up and get going and there is a little competitive spirit when you have a walking friend as well. 🙂

    • A friend just bought on and I have been trying to figure out if I would actually use one if I purchased it. So far I am doing pretty good with just setting a timer on my phone for 1 hour intervals.

  2. Guru Singh says:

    The new iPhone has a step counter but not sure how accurate it is. I suspect the iWatch will be more accurate!

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