Many people are confused about how to control diabetes. Diabetes prevention is essential if one has a personal or a family history of diabetes. Diabetes can be kept in control by simply taking care of your diet, being physically active and getting a diabetes checkup regularly. Exercising is essential for diabetic patients. All exercises are important but amongst them walking is the easiest one.
Walking is a great exercise for boosting our energy levels and for strengthening the heart. In a pre-diabetic or a diabetic patient then walking can be your lifesaver. According to Harvard Nurses’ Health study, women who do walking brisk can reduce the possibility of diabetes by almost 30%. Walking has multifold advantages in diabetes:
- Walking helps in lowering the blood sugar level.
- Research says walking is an excellent tool in controlling type 2 diabetes if it is done at least 38 minutes daily.
- Walking will help in reducing the dosage of insulin.
- It will also reduce your visits to the doctor for diabetes checkup.
Everyone should achieve a daily target of walking 10,000 steps. Seems difficult? Here are some tricks to do that easily.
Simple Tips to Increase the Number of Steps You Walk Each Day
- Avoid using elevators instead choose to walk-up the stairs.
- Take your pets for a walk.
- Park your cars far away from your workplace, so that you get to walk a few more steps.
- Walk and talk to your colleague instead of using an intercom or other messaging applications.
- Walk and talk- Whenever you are on a phone call avoid sitting at one place. Walk while you are talking.
- Use public transport once a week. Avoid using a vehicle for a smaller distance.
- Try doing a walking meeting- Having a general meeting in a conference room can be boring sometimes. Try conducting the meeting in an open place by taking few steps at the workplace. A meeting while walking is easily possible with fewer members. A walk in the fresh air energizes physically as well mentally.
Walking can be a blessing to people of all ages. Try with smaller targets and small steps bring big results; so appreciate your small achievements and promise yourself a real positive change.