Are you living with diabetes or teetering on the edge with prediabetes? Fear not – you’re about to embark on a journey that’s not just about managing your condition but thriving in a world of possibilities. As we know exercise and a healthy lifestyle can play a vital role in Diabetes 2 and can help reverse this condition.
As a qualified trainer for over 25 years, I am always on a mission to show how simply free lifestyle choices can help with our health. The latest statistics on Diabetes is that half a billion people are living with diabetes affecting women, men and children of all ages worldwide.
This is shocking and as I always say education is key and I am on a mission to help reverse this number as much as I possibly can. Within this blog are tips as well as FREE Home Workouts designed for Diabetes and Better health, all of which are free and can easily be done at home.
Picture your plate as a canvas. Fill it with vibrant colours, combining lean proteins, whole grains, and a rainbow of veggies. Balanced meals are your secret weapon in managing blood sugar levels and keeping your energy soaring.
Water, the unsung hero of healthy living! Stay hydrated to support your body in flushing out toxins and maintaining optimal function. Plus, it’s a calorie-free superstar – can’t beat that!
Power Up with Real Protein (not shakes or supplements)
Protein isn’t just for bodybuilders. It’s your ally in the blood sugar battle. Incorporate lean protein sources like chicken, fish, tofu, eggs, cottage cheese, lentils, nuts, chia seeds and beans into your meals to keep you feeling fuller for longer and maintain steady energy levels.
Move Your Body
Exercise is like a superhero cape for your health. Whether it’s walking, dancing, or doing home fitness, aim to move every day. Less is more so instead of trying to find an hour break it up throughout the day and you could do a 10-minute walk in the morning and then a 7-minute workout at lunchtime and then a 10-minute one later in the day. Your heart and blood sugar levels will thank you.
Snacking is an art, and you’re the Picasso. Opt for healthy snacks like nuts, Greek yoghurt, or veggies with hummus to keep those blood sugar levels on an even keel. Ditch the vending machine; you’ve got this! Click here for 50 Healthy Snack Suggestions.
Sweet Dreams for Sweet Blood Sugars
Prioritize quality sleep. It’s not just about counting sheep; it’s about letting your body recharge and regulate hormones. Aim for 7-9 hours of uninterrupted slumber – your pancreas will thank you.
Stress Less, Live More
Stress and blood sugar spikes? Not a dynamic duo. Find stress-busting activities that work for you, whether it’s meditation, deep breathing, or belting out your favourite tunes in the shower. Your mind and body will thank you.
Team Up with Your Healthcare Squad
Your healthcare team is your support network. Regular check-ups, medication management, and open communication are the building blocks of a successful diabetes management plan. Don’t be shy – they’re here to help you conquer the diabetes dragon.
Learn the Glycaemic Dance
Become a glycemic guru. Familiarize yourself with the glycaemic index to make informed choices about the carbs you consume. Low-glycaemic foods are your pals, keeping those blood sugar levels stable and your energy on point.
Celebrate Small Victories
Every step counts, and every healthy choice is a victory. Celebrate the small wins on your journey – they add up to significant achievements. You’re not just managing diabetes; you’re thriving in style.
My aim as your qualified online trainer is to help you on your health journey so let’s do this. Lucy