Common injuries occur when you are training to lose weight. The stress on the knees or ankles can sometimes cause sprains and strains to the joints. Occasionally there is a tear of a ligament. Not knowing what is wrong is scary and frustrating. The first thing to do is to get a good medical examination of your injured area. Once your injury has been determined, ask your health practitioner what exercise would be allowed for your over all health as well as perhaps helping your injury. Think of exercises like yoga. low impact aerobics and possibly swimming to keep you safe and in the exercise mode while healing from your injury.
This is one condition you must try to avoid. If you have it, get rid of it. You need to do whatever is required to get rid of it. Make no mistake. This disease is a killer. The type of diabetes I speak of is type two diabetes. This is a condition where blood sugars are running higher then normal when fasting (not eating usually for 8-12 hours) or as a response to eating especially things like sweets, sugars and carbohydrates.
High blood sugars are damaging to the eyes, heart, nervous system and blood vessels. It is a leading cause of heart disease, stroke ,disability, and death. According to Leonard Egede MD 26 million people in the US have diabetes. These people have increased risks for stroke that are 2-4 times higher then those who do not have the disease.
Although diabetes is multifactorial one of the leading causes of diabetes is obesity. Excessive weight, especially weight in the abdominal cavity, places an individual at significant risk of diabetes.
The best defense against diabetes is weight loss. The combination of eating a low carb, low calorie diet as well as increased movement by exercise is a safe and practical away to causes significant improvement in your blood sugars and lower your risk of developing diabetes.
Spring begins in a few weeks and its a great time to see things change in the world and within you. Now is the time to get outside and make a different you. Walk, jog, learn to dance. Do something just for you. Something you enjoy. Experience something new. Get out of your comfort zone . Both your physical and mental health will appreciate you for it.
We speak about food intake and exercise so much that we some times forget to mention the importance of getting proper rest and sleep. People who do not get proper rest or sleep are more likely to be over weight. If your sleep is accompanied by snoring you should speak to your physician and perhaps have a sleep evaluation.