Studies shows us that working out is one of the best ways to boost your mood and lower your stress level. As anyone with diabetes, or a diabetic family member knows, stress is a HUGE factor for diabetes.
Good, heart pumping exercise triggers the release of brain chemicals that just make us feel better. So today, plan a workout that’s not work. There are hundreds of forms of exercise – everyone should be able to find one they enjoy!
If you live in a warmer climate, enjoy yourself with a bike ride through an area with pretty scenery, or a power walk with a good friend to catch up, or grab a paddle-board if being on the open ocean is your thing (my love of the ocean is indescribable).
If you live in a climate that is currently about 5° (but feels like -20°!) like myself, if outdoor exercise is your thing, hit up an outdoor (or indoor!) ice rink, hit the slopes, bundle up and go for a long walk. If it’s to cold out to exercise outdoors where you live, there are always a lot of different classes at gyms, or studios.
Beachbody offers several awesome workout programs, many of which I have (and have tried!) myself. If you would like to try one, I would love to helo you figure out what is best for your needs!
But no matter what you do, DO SOMETHING ACTIVE. Your mind and your body will love you for it.