Thinking positive is important in our life. Believe it or not, it can also help to make diabetes control more manageable for you.
Endorphins is the key
Ever wonder why exercising is important in managing your diabetes? This is because exercising helps to release Endorphins in your body. Endorphins are what many call the ‘feel-good’ hormones that helps reduce pain and stimulate positive feelings, in order words, the body’s ‘natural painkillers’. With the release of the hormone, your mood becomes better, and it makes exercising and dieting much easier.
Positive tips to regulate your diabetes
1. Create achievable goals for yourself
You don’t have to go full force in your exercising! Do it step-by-step by creating a regular exercise regime. For instance, you can set a goal of 20 minutes’ walk after your lunch break for at least three times a week. After you become comfortable with your task, increase the duration to 30 minutes. Having a support group can help to make your goal much easier to accomplish. Ask your co-worker, friends, or family members to join you in your walk! Better yet, share ideas on healthy living and you will be motivated to lead to healthier lifestyle.
2. Eating your favorite food
Managing diabetes does not mean eliminating your Favorite food. In fact, if you feel bad going on a restricted diet, your mood will be affected, and you will be unmotivated to continue your diet! A healthy diet is for anyone, whether you are diabetic or not. Just remember to be consistent with the diet, and if you are unsure of what a healthy diet is, ask you nutritionist for help.
3. Exercising – even the simplest task matters!
Taking the stairs instead of the elevator, walking your dog, walking to work, any of these counts as exercise! Just make the effort to do some of these exercises. Every small step count, and accomplishing these small tasks can help to brighten your day!
Managing your diabetes is not as hard as you think. The 2 easiest tasks to manage your diabetes is exercising right and eating well. Lastly, being positive helps in managing your diabetes. Control diabetes, don’t let it control you!