Three people, none of whom know the others, happened to mention balance exercise to me on three consecutive days. I’ve learned to listen to coincidences like this, because the last time it happened like that, I listened and changed my life for the better. [Read more →]
October 21st, 2007 · 1 Comment
August 23rd, 2007 · No Comments
You know the old saying, “No pain, no gain.” You can forget it.
Your exercise program doesn’t have to be hard. A major study that JAMA, the journal of the American Medical Association published a few years ago, determined that you cut your risk of heart disease even if you do only light to moderate walking. The amount of time is more important than your pace. It is still the deed, not the speed. [Read more →]
August 12th, 2007 · No Comments
The biggest puzzle for those of us with diabetes – and anyone who cares about his or her health – is what to eat while we are away from civilization on the trail. [Read more →]
August 9th, 2007 · 4 Comments
Hike softly, carry walking stick. Those are two of the main maxims for the trail, whether or not you have diabetes.
The latter is among the least observed. I just came back from three days of wilderness hiking in northern Colorado. In all that time I saw few people on the trails and a lot fewer even who had sense enough to carry a walking stick or two. [Read more →]
May 20th, 2007 · 8 Comments
Some addictions are positive, unlike addictions to drugs. Years ago I broke my addictions to nicotine and to tetrahydrocannabinol. Those were a couple of the hardest things I ever did, but doing that was sure good for my health. [Read more →]
April 15th, 2007 · No Comments
If you haven’t lost weight or need to, feel free to skip to the next article. But 85 percent of those of us who have type 2 diabetes are overweight, and most everyone else is probably on a diet.
November 1st, 2006 · No Comments
“If I walk 3.5 miles in an hour on the treadmill, is that fast enough?” I asked my doctor.
“That’s the wrong question,” he replied. “You need to know your heart rate. It needs to be working at 70 to 80 percent of its maximum.” [Read more →]
July 5th, 2006 · No Comments
Talking about walking, I kept saying, “It’s the deed, not the speed”. I must have said or written that more times than Johnnie Cochran ever said about gloves, “If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit”. [Read more →]