Exercise

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I have become addicted to "Zumba". I have been attending weekly classes since September of 2011 and have only missed one class. And it has paid off for me in more ways than one.:) :)
Posted about 7 years ago
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well good for you. congrats. I admire you, as I bought the dvds myself, and only made it halfway through the beginning dvd. Looks very complicated. Keep up the good work. :laugh:
Posted about 7 years ago
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Hi, Zumba seems to be a pretty fast-paced activity! Can you tell me a bit about how you deal with your BG? Actually I have quite a few questions about this:side:

How do you calculate how much higher than normal to set your BG beforehand?
Do you stop to check your BG?
For how long afterward does the exercise affect your BG levels and what do you do about that?

Thanks!
Posted about 7 years ago
Here are few tips to exercise while working. These tips will play supportive role for you to carry the simple exercise with work.

Walk with the stairs. If your office or home is on high floor get the stair at least up to 2-3 floors. E.g. if you have to go to the 15th floor take the excavator from the 3rd floor.
Do the quick little exercise behind the door. Fold both your hands tightly across each other in standing. Now turn from left pushing from your right hand. You can do this 5 times in each direction. This will give a relaxation to your hands.
Water is excellent for body. When you feel thirsty don’t ask for a glass of water at your place. You should get up and get it for yourself. The key message here is keep moving.
If you are standing somewhere, simply tighten your butts as tight as possible and hold them for 5 seconds and then release. Repeat it for six times. While doing this make it as point that your back is towards the wall or if that is not a case then whether you are wearing a long shirt if you want others not to look at you weirdly.
Try the abdominal breathing while you are moving around or you are going from one corner to another in your office. Take a deep breath and the time you are inhaling push your stomach outwards; don’t pull it in at that time as you will pressurize your heart. And in the same way when you exhale pull your stomach inside. Do this 10 times a day and you will really have a healthy exercise.
Walk fast, don’t walk slowly or linger. Have a habit of walking fast while you are going from or coming home back.
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Posted about 7 years ago
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Welcome to the Sisters Ophelia! Thanks for the wonderful tips! I am still smiling picturing people watching as we tighten our um, backsides! So happy to make your acquaintance!:kiss:

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Posted about 7 years ago
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Zumba is wonderful! It really depends on the instructor and how they teach it. I went to two different Zumba classes they were complete opposites of each other.


I have also done the DVD. I loved the younger upbeat instructor. It's a lot harder than it seems! It will kick your butt! I promise you that. After a while, I could feel a huge difference in my stomach. It was tighter and toner. I only had a class once a week, and I was having those results! It's super fun and hard work. Remember, the more you do and put in the more you get out of it. It's really tough at first but you'll get the hang of it. Hopefully, you have an awesome instructor like mine. She is awesome! I love Zumba, and I hate exercising. It's crazy. If you are shy, do the DVD. Don't give up. Hang in there. 
Posted about 7 years ago
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I am also a big fan of Zumba. I find that it helps to lower by insulin basal rate by about half for an hour before the class starts, so I don't fall too low during class. I also keep fast acting glucose nearby in case I need it during class.
Posted about 7 years ago