Get That Body Moving!
It's day 6 of the Leveling Your A1C challenge, powered by support from Morrison Healthcare, A Division of Compass One Healthcare.
When you combine everything you’ve done over the past 5 days with exercise, you’re sure to see improvements to your A1C. Physical activity has a direct impact on blood sugar levels (for as long as 24 hours) after your workout. How? It makes your body more sensitive to insulin.
Today, carve out time for 30 minutes of exercise. Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are safe ways to exercise. You can naturally become more active throughout your day by:
- Finding an enjoyable sport or activity that fits in with your lifestyle
- Getting more steps in: Use the stairs instead of the elevator, park farther from a building’s entrance so you walk more, or get off a few blocks before your regular stop on public transportation
- Trying an exercise app you’ve never used before
- Incorporating quick, standing exercises into your breaks, like calf raises or squats
Start small, but aim to build up to 30 minutes of extra physical activity, 5 days a week.
Need more motivation? We’ve got you. Here’s how to start exercising no matter what’s holding you back.
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