Exercise for When You Can’t Exercise!

The No Exercise to do on Those Days When You Can’t Exercise.

Found this short list….just two exercises that you can do on those days when you need to exercise, but just not able to do it!

Exercise is a necessary part of controlling Diabetes, but many of the suggested exercises are beyond the grip of many who should be exercising.

Other times, you may have a temporary disability like a sprained ankle or a cut on your foot…anything that prevents you from taking your daily walk or riding your bicycle or a trip to the gym.

These directions were on a leaflet passed out at my Doctor’s   office, just something he had printed as a tip for his diabetic patients.

Here are the directions for one very simple exercise that you can do sitting down!
Hope you will like and enjoy this different approach!

Breathing Exercise #1 The Bellows (or Stimulating) Breath

How to do it:

1. Inhale and exhale rapidly through your nose, keeping your mouth closed but relaxed.

Your breaths in and out should be equal in duration, but as short as possible. This is a noisy breathing exercise.

2. Try for three in-and-out breath cycles per second. This produces a quick movement of the diaphragm, suggesting a bellows.

Breathe normally after each cycle.

3. Do not do for more than 15 seconds on your first try.

Each time you practice the Stimulating Breath, you can increase your time by five seconds or so, until you reach a full minute.

Benefits:

“If done properly, you may feel invigorated, comparable to the heightened awareness you feel after a good workout.

You should feel the effort at the back of the neck, the diaphragm, the chest and the abdomen.
Try this breathing exercise the next time you need an energy boost and feel yourself reaching for a cup of coffee.”

Now for your second “Set” of no exercise exercises.

Sitting in a chair or your recliner or lying in the bed…contract every muscle in your body that you can find!

Hold for the count of  10, relax and repeat 10 times.

If sitting upright in a chair it helps to push down with your heels one time and your toes the next time…alternating.

When completed stretch all those muscles you found to give them a treat.

Just an added note.

I found when I was dieting full force to try and lose a few pounds that drinking more than one cup of Coffee a day affected my metabolism and I didn’t lose weight on the days I Coffee Splurged.

Not a scientific study, but just what I observed from keeping a daily food diary listing every morsel that went into my body…

Plus I weighed every morning before I even brushed my teeth and recorded that figure along with my fasting blood sugar…

Those two “trackers” were my solid gold indicators if I was reaching my goal of losing pounds and controlling blood sugar levels so I could control my diabetes.

Lack of exercise makes controlling blood sugar levels an almost impossible task, so any way that you can add even this small amount will help.

Plus it is something that you can do several times a day without a lot of effort.

And a note from my neighbor who has  a Cholesterol problem…as long as she gets in her daily walk, it stays down and she doesn’t have to go back on the medication.

Cararta at
http://fightdiabetes2.com

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Shedding Your Belly Fat Lose Weight Now

Shed Your Belly Fat and Lose Weight For Your Health

To Shed Belly Fat Lose Weight!  Shedding your belly fat and working to lose weight work hand in hand.  It is unfortunate with so much information available everywhere, the truth hasn’t yet been shared.

Lose Weight, Shed Belly Fat
Lose Weight, Shed Belly Fat

Belly Fat

Belly Fat is a problem that many of us have, it sometimes stays behind when we lose weight, whether we want to admit it or not.

We might try to hide it, or we might deny it, but we know that it is there.

It makes us feel self-conscious and even uncomfortable at times.

The problem many have found with belly fat is it will not go away, no matter what we do!

You are not alone, if you find yourself caught in this trap…

In fact, it is a widespread problem due  to the fact  so many people have NOT a single working clue about  how to get rid of it.   What it looks like to Not have Belly Fat….dream come true!

To Lose Belly Fat Lose Weight, Works!
To Lose Belly Fat Lose Weight, Works!

What can I do about Belly Fat?

You might be in what seems to be a losing battle with belly fat, but you can turn things around by following these tips.

  • First off, you cannot shed that belly fat just by eating healthy
  • You also have to exercise.
  • This does not  mean stomach exercises, either

You have to get your cardiovascular system going by doing aerobic type  exercise.

You can get your metabolism going by jogging, walking, bicycling, or swimming several  days a week.

To make it simple, plan on walking or bicycling 30 minutes each day.
This is vital if you want to shed that pesky flab.

What Exercise Will Get Rid of Belly Fat?

The fact is, you need to work out all parts of your body – not just your stomach.

It is absurd to believe that you can burn belly fat by doing curls or squats, because it just doesn’t happen!

A full-body workout will help your body optimize its ability to burn fat.

You do not have to do intense, life-changing workouts in order to work out all parts of your body.

  • Find something you enjoy, and then stick with it!
  • Plan to exercise 30 minutes every day.
  • Make a choice or mix it up
  • Walk every day
  • Ride a bicycle
  • Bad Weather solutions:
  • Indoor exercycle
  • Walk in the Mall

And finally, you can add in those stomach exercises that you thought from the start you would be told to do.  That is if you wish.

Mix up these exercises, doing crunches, sit-ups, and other ab exercises, instead of just picking one thing and sticking to it.

But again, if losing weight is your first priority, don’t add a heavy duty gym workout to your schedule.

The reason is you will begin to build muscle in your stomach and even though you are burning  fat down there all at the same time, overall weight loss will stall.  Belly still there!

You cannot win the battle against belly fat if all you do is eat healthy and do stomach workouts, even though each of these is important.

Find a way that you can fit in your full-body workouts and your aerobic exercises, setting up a schedule that will allow you to do this.

In time, that belly fat will start to melt away, and you will be happier and happier with the way you look!

Here is a quote from the Diet Manual from a well know diet.  I have a copy of the whole 45 page manual that you can download as a gift.  NO selling, just free!  (directions for downloading at bottom of this page).

What the Body Needs and What it Doesn’t
Our bodies need nutrients, vitamins, minerals and water for good health and proper functioning.

This diet alone will produce amazing weight loss. However,
by following the exercise program, we can nearly double our weight loss goals, while
obtaining some very favorable body composition changes.

 

It goes on to discuss exercise as a component of body needs.  Also the fact is our body is quite capable of obtaining most of its nutritional  needs from the food we eat.

Just something I have noticed:  Actually, Belly Fat can be a symptom of a disease or an indicator  one is working it way into your body.  More on that later.
What you are interested in right now is getting rid of Belly Fat and also losing weight!
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How to Hula Hoop when you don’t know how!

Received an Email from my Sister in Law, Joyce about Hula Hoops.

Here is part of the email:

A Glass of Red Wine

VERY COOL TO THE END
My doctor recently suggest that I take up the hula hoop for a good type of cardio exercise. She also advised me that it was not as easy now as it was when I was 15.

I quickly informed her that I could not hula hoop even when I was 15.

So, the next day I went to WalMart and bought a hoop. It’s true, I STILL can’t master the darned thing, try as I might.

Then, low and behold, this video was sent to me today. I now have a purpose for honing my hula hoop skills (although I don’t think this is exactly what she had in mind)! I’ll keep you posted on my progress.

It gets better and better! JUST WAIT TILL THE END


Well, drinking Red Wine is supposed to be good for Cardio and some of the enzymes in the grapes are good for Diabetes (resveratrol) seems to help lower blood sugar so I guess have some red wine but make sure you do your Hula Hoop to use up the calories.

Might be fun!