Category: Track Your Activity

  • Increase Your Physical Activity

    Increase Your Physical Activity

    Today I will pick one of the following: Add 500 more steps than my weekly average Take the stairs instead of the elevator Park further away and walk more

  • Safety When Exercising Outdoors

    Safety When Exercising Outdoors

    You’ve made a plan to be more active, and you’re ready to go outside and get started! Before you do, make sure that you can exercise safely in your neighborhood. An investment in reflective gear is an investment in your safety!

  • Activity Readiness

    Activity Readiness

    Are You Ready To Get Active? Answer the questions below to see if you are ready to be active.  I get very out of breath when I am even slightly active. Yes No I have bone or joint problems that make it hard for me to do things like fast walking. Yes No I tend […]

  • Pre and Post Activity Glucose Levels

    Pre and Post Activity Glucose Levels

    Checking Glucose Levels Before Activity It is important to check your blood glucose levels before beginning moderate-to-intense strenuous activity. If your blood glucose is below 100 mg/dL, you cannot start activity safely. You should eat a small snack with 15-30 grams of carbohydrates to avoid your glucose levels falling too low. If your blood glucose […]

  • What are Active Lifestyle Choices?

    What are Active Lifestyle Choices?

    What are Active Lifestyle Choices? Lifestyle choices are conscious behavior choices that affect overall health and wellbeing. Healthy lifestyle choices, such as increasing activity lead to improved health and wellbeing. Unhealthy lifestyle choices, such as smoking, leads to a decrease in health and wellbeing. Active lifestyle choices mean creating opportunities for yourself to include more […]

  • Safety Tips Prior to Physical Activity

    Safety Tips Prior to Physical Activity

    Physical Activity and Your Safety You should consult your Care Team before starting strenuous physical activity. Remember to take into consideration the activity type, mode, duration, intensity, and frequency. It is also important to ensure you are wearing appropriate shoes to avoid injury. Why Should I Take Safety Steps? Exercise puts an extra demand on […]

  • The Ideal Amount of Physical Activity

    The Ideal Amount of Physical Activity

    What is the Ideal Amount of Physical Activity? The recommended amount of exercise per week is 150 minutes of moderate-to-intense physical activity. This means 20 to 25 minutes of activity each day, however avoid 2 consecutive days without physical activity. What kinds of activities count? • Moderate-to-intense physical activities includes:• Walking briskly• Doing housework• Dancing• […]

  • Why Does Physical Activity Matter

    Why Does Physical Activity Matter

    Why Does Physical Activity Matter? Being physically active is just as important as taking your prescribed medication or testing your blood sugar. Exercise (planned and structured physical activity) and a minimum of 10,000 steps (physical activity) not only improves your blood glucose levels but also helps with weight loss, and improves your general well-being What […]