Diabetes and Exercise: Change It Up
It happens to a lot of us: You think you've finally found an exercise routine you can stick with forever. At last you'll be in shape, you think. Then, a few weeks or months later, the routine fizzles out -- and the yoga mat, squash racquet, or Rollerblades sit forsaken in the garage.
When this happens, don't get down on yourself -- or give up. If you have diabetes, physical activity is just too important for your health. As soon as you feel yourself getting bored with a routine, try something else.
Some people seem to be wired to jog five times a week for their whole lives, rain or shine. The rest of us aren't. That's nothing to be ashamed of -- you may just need more variety. Keep trying new things to make physical activity interesting. That could be your key to better health and good diabetes control.