Now that you’re making strides towards eating healthier, it’s time to start adding more physical activity into your daily routine. As you set up your goals for new activities, be sure to talk to your doctor before making any substantial changes to your daily routine and physical activity.
Being active is important for many reasons. Physical activity can help you lower your blood sugar, blood pressure, and LDL (bad) cholesterol; raise HDL (good) cholesterol; and help you lose weight.
Getting more active can seem difficult at first, but it can be easier than you think. You just need to find small ways to move more each day, and this Game Plan goal can help you do just that.
Take a look back at the specific goals you set for physical activity with your diabetes healthcare team, and start checking the boxes for Goal No. 3 – Get in the Game! Again, it takes a fair amount of time to form new habits, so you should spend several weeks focusing on this goal. Keep what you’ve learned about physical activity with you as you move on to the next goal and continue putting it into practice each day.
“It’s not just about going to the gym. There are so many different ways to get active, so try to find activities that you actually enjoy doing. That made all the difference for me!”
- Mike Golic