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Why you shouldn’t test your blood sugar during or right after exercise

I’ve found that blood sugars levels are inaccurate during exercise or right after exercise. The reason for this is if you are testing your blood sugar from drops of blood taken from your finger instead of from your arm (such as when a nurse draws your blood), there is a lag time when it comes […]

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Insanity Exercise Video Review

If you’re wondering if you should buy Shaun T’s Insanity exercise video series, don’t buy it if you are new to cardio or if you want to build muscle. The first DVD I tried, I had to pause half-way through because I was certain I was going to throw up. I was dry-heaving for about […]

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Trainer Tip – Calves in 8 minutes

If working your calves for eight minutes sounds easy, I have news for you. It’s hard! Grab two heavy weights, set your timer for 8 minutes, and do 25 calf raises without stopping. Rest for 15 to 30 seconds and repeat until the timer goes off. You should do at least four sets of twenty-five. […]

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Workout Calendar

I just realized that I have a lot of calendars. I have one for family outings, a public one for work, one for all appointments, and another one for my workouts. No wonder I’m organized!¬† The reason I write¬†down my daily workouts on a calendar is two-fold. One is that I can look back to […]

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Diabetes and Exercise

If you have diabetes and are on insulin or taking pills to squeeze out more insulin from your pancreas, you may be afraid to exercise. Exercise will cause your blood sugar to drop. It can be scary and downright dangerous. You should still exercise, but with close monitoring of your blood sugar levels. First thing […]

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