Re: Controlling type 2 with exercise
- From: Chris Malcolm <cam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 1 Apr 2011 01:15:01 GMT
hemyd <myd!!!hen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
utsider" <outsider@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
An important consideration is that many of us eventually run out of
Sadly that is true, and many of the younger diabetics who promote exercise
don't think about that. At the age of 61 I was knocked out of intensive (for
me) bicycle riding, then even exercise bike riding - the only exercise I
could think of doing because of arthritis and a bad ankle. The cold showers
help, but even so it's difficult, and increasingly so.
Exercise is relative to capacity.
I've mentioned here before about my mother. There was a proposal to
take her on a cruise ship holiday, but all that could be afforded was
second class accomodation below decks, where she would have to climb
stairs every day. She was living in a care home and had lost the
ability to climb stairs.
She was convinced she'd lost stair climbing ability for ever. My
sister and I spent days arguing with her that it was worth trying to
recover the ability. I think she agreed in the end to give it a try
just to shut us up. Our plan was that she should walk up as many steps
as she could, then turn round, go back down, and take the lift up to
She started off only being able to do three. She needed a lot of
badgering to keep going in the first weeks of very slow progress and
sore legs which had to rested for a few days after every trial. It was
when she managed to get half way up the single flight that she started
to believe there was a real possibility of being able to get strong
enough to get up the whole flight.
There was a small landing half way up, and she talked the care home
people into putting a chair there. So she could sit down for a rest
there, and then try to go up a few more. She needed no more
encouragement because she was very excited by the progress and was now
determined to get strong enough for the holiday.
She finally managed to walk up the entire flight, and then started
trying to do it more than once a day.
She had a great holiday cruising through the Norwegian fjords, and had
no trouble with the stairs in the ship.
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