What's so important about exercise or interesting about It. Well doctors tell
us that we're supposed to exercise three times a week for 30 minutes and that
exercise we normally are looking at things like running or going to the gym.
But that's not the exercise that I'm talking about. This exercise that we tend
not to look at and we don't recognize this as exercise, is important to pay
attention to. Many people don't look at these little teeny places we do exercise.
Like looking for our keys, even taking a shower. If we're standing still in the same
spot for an hour we burn off carbohydrates. They're usually carbohydrates we're not
considering or managing our blood sugar. When we're giving our insulin we're not
thinking about that we're gonna be rushing out the door, we've misplaced
our keys, we look for 15 minutes and we've just burned off maybe 10 carbs.
Because we are rushing around all of a sudden we have a low blood sugar.
We started off at 80 mg/dL and now we're at 60 mg/dL and this is why it's so
important to pay attention. I live in New York City so I take the subway and if I
don't pay attention to that I have to walk a block or two then get on a subway
train and walk a couple more blocks and if I don't pay attention to that
then my blood sugar can go low before I even get to work. I've calculated over
time, it burns off about 15 carbs for me. That's a lot! So, if I leave my home at a
hundred or 120 mg/dL, I could be down to 60 mg/dL or 50 mg/dL by time I get to work. If, I don't eat
something that's 15 carbs before leaving. So these are the little subtle things
that it's important for us to pay attention to. What is exercise and What
is exercise for you? And, think about how you could adapt management to include
the extra little tiny exercises that we do every day. My name is Eliot LeBow. I
hope you enjoyed my blog and you have a good day!