Hey guys, Tom here with another post!
Recently I had just been diagnosed with diabetes. It’s been a struggle of mine to maintain a healthy lifestyle ever since. The main struggle is watching what I eat and trying to prioritize exercise as part of my busy schedule. My doctor basically told me that I had to change my lifestyle habits. This means no more junk food, fast food, or anything unhealthy and more exercise. I realized that in order to better my health, I would have to make some drastic changes. I talked to a bunch of my friends, and these are the tips they’ve given me.
Hot yoga – From what I’ve heard and been told, hot yoga is a great way to tone and build strength to your body. It’s a way to get your blood flowing without putting too much pressure on your body. It also increases circulation and flexibility. Hot yoga is perfect for anyone going through certain illnesses because it doesn’t strain your body too hard. Make sure you have some sort of medical id jewelry on you in case something happens in class so the instructor will know immediately if you have any complication. Again, if you have any hesitations, be sure to consult your doctor before any type of physical exercise.
Jogging – Jogging has always been a very popular form of exercise for many people. It’s a great way to build your heart rate and easy for a quick cardio exercise. The only thing about jogging is that it may hurt your ankles or knees and build pressure on certain parts of your body. Make sure you have the proper form before running.
Swimming – I think the best exercise anyone could do is swimming. It has so many benefits and nearly no negative effects. It can be a light form of exercise or heavy, depending on how you train. It’s a great way to tone your body, and it doesn’t create too much pressure. Swimming also works your entire body not just certain parts, which makes it a very beneficial type of exercise. Again, be sure to wear some sort of identification in case something happens. My wife and I checked out some medical alert bracelets for women and there are so many beautiful styles. I always make sure my family wears one if they have any medical conditions just to ensure safety.
Since I’ve been diagnosed, I’ve tried all three types of exercise. My favourites are definitely hot yoga and swimming, and my wife has even joined me on many occasions. It’s a great way to work your body and keep healthy. Try them out, and let me know which one your prefer!
Until next time!