Tag Archives: "Exercise"

Managing Exercise in Type 1 Diabetes

Managing exercise in type 1 diabetes is challenging. In normal metabolism the body pretty much turns off your insulin production during exercise. This is because it relies on GLUT-4 receptors to take glucose into the cells to fuel the exercise. Think o …

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Why your exercise regime isn’t helping you lose weight

We’ve all done it. Decided to get fit and tone up. Perhaps it’s a new fitness regime or a new years resolution. Yet the results are slow or non existent. Why is this? In this video I put into context why your exercise regime may not be yielding the res …

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May is… National Walking Month!

Did you know May is National Walking Month? Get those comfortable shoes on and get walking!   There are lots of good reasons to walk more and the NHS have an interesting page on the topic which offers some useful facts and tips: Walking for health Walk …

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Allergy Awareness Week – 29th April to 3rd May 2019

The focus this year for Allergy Awareness Week is Air Quality: the allergens around us, which will focus on outdoor air quality. Allergy UK aim to raise awareness of the impact of poor air quality and the link between poor air quality and allergy. They …

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Top Tips: April 2019

Set Yourself Achievable Goals Constantly push yourself to achieve new things. It will stop you from getting bored, but you will also continue to increase your fitness. Make your goals small and achievable, that way you can see yourself progressing and …

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Walk to Work Day – 5 April

Getting involved in National Walk to Work Day on April 5, 2019 could help put you on the right track to a healthier you. Not only this, but this annual event encourages you to be mindful of your carbon footprint.

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GET ACTIVE!

To many of us, the idea of exercise is more unfavourable than the notion of a Monday morning on a Friday night.  But we cannot deny it any longer!  The facts are just too clear!  If we want to live long and healthy lives, EXERCISE, will have to be done …

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Diabetes and physical activity recommendations. How much is enough?

The department of health describes physical Inactivity as a silent killer. The benefits of physical activity are well known and it is an important part of being healthy and fit. Exercise can also have a positive impact on blood glucose levels too. When …

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The Truth about HIIT –

MY problem with HIIT High intensity interval training (HIIT) has been the buzz in the fitness industry for a number of years now. The principle is simple. High intensity exercise pushes you out of your comfort zone for short periods of time. In turn, y …

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Physical Activity and Exercise in Type 2 Diabetes

Physical activity (PA) and exercise are key components for effective management of type 2 diabetes. For the purposes of this article I am defining physical activity as any task resulting in an increased heart rate such as walking, gardening, manual lab …

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