Why Pedometers Are Important For Diabetics
An estimated 26 million people in the United States have Type 2 diabetes. There are many small steps you can take in making choices to live a health lifestyle despite your diabetes. At Lucas Research we’re big fans of pedometers to help you keep track of your exercise. Using a pedometer helps the user keep themselves accountable as well as keeping blood sugar levels down and A1C levels down. Some examples of walking routines and exercises to use throughout the week are written below:
- Go for a hike!
- Talk a walk around your neighborhood
- Take your pet on a trail at your local park
- Go for a bike ride.
- Enter a 5K to try running!
- Grab a friend and go for a walk on the beach
- Grab a book to read while you walk on the treadmill.
Using a pedometer to help you keep track is also a great way to interact with friends. Many tracking devices now even have applications to connect with other users who have a similar device. Companies such as Fitbit have made pedometers into stylish, yet efficient wearables that can track more than just your walking. Fitbits track sleep, gym activity, heart rate, and much more.
Contact us today with any questions regarding achieving and maintaining the healthy lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of!