Time to get sweaty with a fun but challenging home cardio workout!
Make sure you have plenty of space and a good surface to exercise on (move the loose area rug out of the way). Then lace up your workout shoes, get a bottle of water, and have your diabetes gear (BG meter, juice or sugar tablets, etc.) handy.
Now you are ready to join me for a little cardio fun.
In this video, I’ll take you through 10 different exercises. That sounds like a lot, but we only do each exercise for 30 seconds so it’s actually only 6 minutes for each round. I would like you to try for a minimum of 3 rounds (so 18 min. total workout) or even more if you have the energy.
Please remember to listen to your body. If you need to modify an exercise, that is perfectly OK. It’s fine to do low impact exercises or take a break, as long as you challenge yourself and stay safe.
If you can’t do the exercises in this video (or just prefer other cardio activities), that’s perfectly fine as well. Go for a swim, a walk/hike or something else that will get your heart rate up. The important thing is to get moving!
Finally, remember to check your blood sugar before, during, and after the workout. By tracking your blood sugars and what you eat and keeping a detailed log, you should start to see patterns soon. This will allow you to better adjust your diabetes care to prevent high and/or lows associated with exercise
Now, let’s do this!!
If you ever want to do this workout without having the video available, you can print or write down the list of exercises below. It’s a good idea to have watched the video first to see how I perform each exercise as they aren’t all self-explanatory.
- Sumo squat walk
- Mountain climbers
- Squat punches
- Jumping jacks
- Squat with knee lift
- Square hops
- Bicycle crunches
- Sit & stand
- Side jumps