I had just started my walk this evening. Maybe only 200 yards into it and I started thinking about why I walk. Yes, I know – it’s my form of exercise and it helps me control Diabetes – well, it does more than help. My little walks make control easier, but you already know that, right?
Anyway, I began to think about what my doctor told me well over a year ago, as I recall. You see, I told him I had a hard time walking at night just after the time change. It got really dark early and I just didn’t like walking when it was dark. He asked me if I knew why I walked. Okay, this was a no-brainer. Of course I knew why I got out every evening to walk – even when I didn’t want to get my butt out. “To control glucose levels and Diabetes.” His response?
“Yeah, it does that, too.”
Too? What’s this ‘too’ business? He went on to tell me that the walk plays a big part in lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, as well as making my body more receptive to using the insulin I produced. (If you need a refresher on that, look here.)
Wait. It lowers cholesterol and blood pressure, too? Control Diabetes. Lowers cholesterol. Lowers blood pressure. That’s a Triple Play! That’s incredible. So much benefit from my little 30 minute walk.
But, wait, there’s more, as they say on TV. Not only do I get the Triple Play, but for nothing more, I lose weight, feel better, have a better outlook on life, and am generally more relaxed. This little bit of a walk pays off with big dividends!
I don’t need to beat this into the ground; you’re smart. If you are not doing something for 30 minutes each day, why not? At the very least you will gain better control of your Diabetes; improve cholesterol numbers; and, decrease blood pressure. There’s that Triple Play – make one for yourself!
And, wait for it…one more thing…in consultation with your doctor, you might be able to reduce meds. What an incredible return on the investment of just 30 minutes a day.
Get out there and make your own Triple Play. Fight your War On Diabetes and win. You can do it. I know it.
As always, thank you for reading.