Category: Exercise

How Inefficiency Helps Me Manage Diabetes

To live well with diabetes I need to add regular exercise to my routine. I am facing up to the fact that I am extremely sedentary. I work at a computer most of the day. Where I live is too far away from shops to walk there. My commute to town means I spend a lot of time in the car. In figuring out how to add exercise to my routine I’ve been reading up on exercise advice for people with diabetes.

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What Jack LaLanne Taught Me About Building a Kingdom

Exercise is King, nutrition is Queen, put them together and you’ve got a kingdom. —Jack LaLanne Fitness King Jack LaLanne passed away this week. His New York Times obit called him “the founder of the modern fitness movement.”  At 96 he was in better shape than most people half that age. As he got older Mr. LaLanne used publicity stunts to let the world know he was still in very good shape. At 60 he swam from Alcatraz to Fisherman’s Wharf. Not a big deal? He did it handcuffed and towing a boat that weighed 1,000 lbs. At 70 he swam through Long Beach Harbor towing 70 people in 70 boats. A lot of people in their 70s are happy if they have the flexibility to tie their own shoes. His fitness regime was about as simple as it comes: eat healthfully and exercise every day. Nutrition is the Queen.

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