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I created this blog for my journal. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In this blog I keep many of the things I come across as a member of the church. I also share my experiences on the ACE Train and getting to work, my experiences in Manteca where we have lived for three years, and other things I think are noticeable.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Health As I See It: Walking for Health and Diabetes Control

http://www.everydayhealth.com/diabetes/regular-walking-protects-against-heart-disease.aspx?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayHealthManagingDiabetes_20131110
I have gone through periods of being a big walker, to periods of just walking enough to get by, to the bus stop, to the train station, but never more than necessary.  This article talks about the benefits of walking.  Even a little bit of walking can go a long way.  And for someone with diabetes as myself, every health advantage I can get is needed.  In fact, I have been told that if a can bring my weight down, I might be able to lose some of my pills.  I do pretty well controlling my diabetes with pills, but wouldn't it be better to control it with diet and exercise.  Now I take eight pills in the morning, and another four at night.  That is twelve daily.  Wouldn't it be nice to lose a few of those pills.
The first thing it says is to set a small goal.  Walking and extra 10 to 20 minutes two or three days a week is a place to start.  From there a gradual increase in the goal would make for even more benefit.  It also talks about having a partner.  This I don't have, but it is possible to achieve with checking in, and I can use this blog as a place to report, which will be like a partner.  This week I walked twenty minutes on day, and another five minutes another.  I am going to count tomorrow as part of the week, so another 10-20 minute walk and I will have week one.  My first goals is to walk 20 minutes three day a week.  That is the goal for next week.

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