Hey there everyone!
I know what you are thinking, “Here she goes again telling me to go workout for 45 minutes three times a week,” which normally yes, I probably am; however, today you are wrong! Instead, I am telling you to, “Go be active for at least 30 minutes every day!”
Yes, you heard me right! I am not saying that you have to go to the gym, or that you need to do a high-intensity interval training workout. What I am actually saying is that you should go get around 30 minutes of any kind of activity a day to maintain healthy blood sugars along with a healthy mindset, and healthier habits.
Some basic activities include:
- Slowly jogging
- Playing basketball, soccer, tennis, etc.
- Dancing around the house
- Riding your bike
- Vacuuming the floor or walking up & down stairs
Any of these activities will lower your blood sugar levels, increase your heart rate, reduce brain fog, and help you maintain healthy daily habits.
If you are looking for some specific types of workouts/exercises that you can do at the gym, I recommend the following:
- Walk/run every other minute interval training on the treadmill or outdoors (30 minutes)
- Elliptical (30 minutes)
- Cycling (40 minutes)
- Jump squats (15 jump squats, 3 sets)
- Tabata workout (8 rounds, 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off, any exercises that you want)
- Lunges (with or without weights)
- Mountain climbers (60 sec, 3 sets)
- High knees and jumping jacks (40 seconds on, 20 seconds off, 10 sets)
- Core workout (6 minute mat ab workout)
- Treadmill sprints (30 seconds on, 20 seconds off, 10 sets)
All of these workouts are great for reducing your blood sugar levels, increasing muscle contraction, improving the blood flow, and increasing your body’s insulin sensitivity.
My personal favorite tip for lowering blood sugar levels in the scenario of being in a very small room/at a restaurant/shopping center is to do 50 squats and 50 jumping jacks. You can do them in the bathroom at a restaurant/store, in a corner of a mall, or even just outside by your car! This typically gets my insulin flowing, and I will see my salty sugars drop within minutes (with taking insulin too of course)!
I challenge you to implement one of these amazing exercises, activities, or movement strategies into your daily life! Please let us know if any of them makes a difference in your health! I am positive that you will see a difference either physically or mentally!
C’est la vie, baby!