Exercise Ideas?

Here is a question I received from: www.foodpicker.org

 Q) I have pre-diabetes and have been doing a pretty good job of exercising outdoors during the spring and summer months.  Now that the weather is starting to cool down, I am trying to determine what I can do for physical activity in the colder months.  Suggestions?

 Answer: Since the weather will be restricting your outdoor activities, unless you are a peron who can once in a while brave the cold and go out for a walk. You can always experiment with something you have never tried before for physical activity:

  • Walking on the trade mill or using the exercise bike
  • If you enjoy dancing and music really gets you excited then you can always try taking a dance class or something like aerobics or zumba
  • If you enjoy relaxed activities you can try joining a yoga class
  • You can take up some light sports like swimming or badminton
  • If you enjoy window shopping you can go for a walk inside the mall. Use stairs whenever possible instead of an elevator or escalator

While it is challenging to stay active in winter, it is important to remember that any light activity within the house can also contribute towards being physically active for example:

  • Increase standing activity by cleaning the house, ironing, cooking, getting up to take the remote or switching off the television

Hope these help you keep going!!


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