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Although many people hype up the need for hardcore long winded exercise routines as the best thing to do, is it really?
Well, perhaps it’s okay for some. But what if your stress levels are already hitting the roof? What if you have physical limitations? What if you're unfit and simply don’t have the strength or energy to go all for nothing?
Then, walking for exercise may be the best option for you.
And, when it comes to diabetes and exercise, walking is the very best option for many people.
Sometimes doing hardcore long winded workouts can be contradictory for people, resulting in hypoglycemia or increased tiredness and fatigue.
In any case you want to start slow with exercise, with something like walking.
Walking for Exercise
Walking is one of the best ways to get exercise. You don’t need anything special, just a good pair of walking shoes and the desire to enjoy it.
You don’t have to learn how to do it. It can be done almost anywhere. There is no need for an expensive gym membership. It’s low impact, meaning people of all ages can do it. And, we all need more fresh air.
Walking for exercise is easy, and if you work it into your routine, you’ll probably stick to it.
Walking still provides loads of health benefits, too!
Benefits of Walking
A regular walking routine can help you:
- Lower blood sugar
- Can help lower sudden high readings
- Increase your energy level
- Lose weight
- Ease depression
- Provide a means of relaxation
- Elevate your mood
- Reduce the risk of stroke
- Lower your risk of some cancer and Alzheimer’s
- Reduce your risk for heart disease
- Help lower blood pressure
Exercise helps Insulin and Blood Sugar
Featured Image Credit: What is Diabetes via KUMC.edu
Even if you do other kinds of workouts, walking is still great to add to the mix.
If you're just getting started with exercise, start slow. Then, as you increase your fitness, aim for 30 minutes per day.
And, be sure to follow these general exercise tips to ensure any concerns you may have regarding exercise.
What exercise are you doing right now? Does it include walking? Leave your comments below.
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