Life Beyond Diabetes Blog

I Hate Exercise!

Apr 30, 2019

If you’ve read the “About Teresa” page, you know that I hate exercise. As a person with diabetes who also provides healthcare for people with diabetes, I could probably go to diabetes jail for speaking such blasphemy!

But, wait! I didn’t say I hate activity. You see, to me EXERCISE implies something you HAVE to do. Like homework. “Turn to page 52 and complete exercises 1, 2, 7, 12, and 13.” Nope. No thank you! I’m not interested in someone telling me to do something I don’t like to do!

On the other hand, I know (both in my heart and because I’ve read the science) that regular activity is one of the best things I can do for my body, particularly as someone with a disease related to insulin resistance. (Remember insulin resistance? We talked about that here.) One of the most effective ways to improve insulin resistance is to move more. People usually call this exercise. I don’t because exercise is something you have to...

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