Do you have a routine to take care of your health? This should be an easy question to answer, as either you do or you don’t. Are you trying to implement a routine? Many think it is easier said than done but realistically, it’s not that hard, especially when you choose to think rationally about it.
In other words, missing one day of working out when you should have gone to the gym does not mean you have failed. And a routine is not something you do temporarily, as is often the case with weight loss. A 3-month plan can be useful, but it is not ideal. What is perfect are long-term changes – particularly those without a timeline. The best way to make these changes is by creating and adopting a weekly routine.
How should you get started? First, you need to consider what is most important to you. Consider the current standing of your health…
- are you overweight?
- have you been diagnosed as having Type 2 diabetes, or is your blood sugar well above a normal range?
- how are your triglyceride and cholesterol levels?
- do you have hypertension?
These are a few conditions you need to take into account. You will have to see your doctor and have blood tests to get all the answers. You need to visit your doctor at the very least once a year, twice, or more if there are problems with your health. Next, you need to determine what you would like to improve. It is easy to get started if you are overweight or have Type 2 diabetes, as the goals will be apparent. It can be a little bit more complicated otherwise, but it is still likely nutrition and exercise will be critical areas requiring your attention.Regarding exercise, find a routine you can quickly implement and don’t have to think twice about. For many people, it is as comfortable as waking up 1 to 1.5 hours earlier than usual to make it to the gym. Get your workout done early in your day, so you do not dread working out later in the evening or getting sidetracked. In the beginning, you could workout on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. This ensures you will have more rest days than active days in the week. You should have no excuse not to stick with it then.
For healthy eating, you can start by cooking your meals. If you feel the need to save time, prepare large portions that last you the whole week. Make sure you are not eating processed meals or fast foods on your weekdays. If eating out is part of your social life you cannot avoid, leave it for the weekend.
What is crucial in creating a weekly routine is getting started with changes you can sustain. Cooking and exercising is not only beneficial but necessary and are the foundations of a healthy habit. As for when you should get started? You already know the answer.
Although managing your disease can be very challenging, Type 2 diabetes is not a condition you must just live with. You can make simple changes to your daily routine and lower both your weight and your blood sugar levels. Hang in there, the longer you do it, the easier it gets.
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