Diabesity Challenge Tip: Walk It Out

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Filed Under: Diabetes, Weight Loss, Blood Sugar
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Morning exercise is one of the key components of my Diabesity Challenge.

But don’t let that intimidate you. When I say “exercise” that doesn’t mean you have to be a jock…you just have to move. And my favorite way to get moving is to take a brisk walk with a little slow jogging and occasional bursts of running mixed in.

If you’re just beginning a walking program, start slow. After a week or two of building up to 30 minutes a day, work to increase your pace and incorporate interval training. You can do this by walking for five minutes, then jogging slowly or boosting your walking pace for five minutes, and then alternating between the two for the remainder of your workout.

Next, make sure you are wearing shoes that fit well and are comfortable. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to find a good pair. The technology used to improve the quality of running shoes has made walking and jogging safer and more enjoyable.

Finally, make your daily morning walks a social event. Recruit a family member or locate one or two people in your neighborhood who wish to start an exercise program, and do it together. If you have others relying on you, you’ll be more likely to stick with a regular routine.

I hope this information will help you as you continue your weight loss journey. Have another great week and keep up with the program…it works!
 

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