I am 73 years of age, and am having to give up some of my activities of the past. I used to do
major home repairs, climbing ladders and painting, and many other chores that are too
strenuous for me now. In Dec, 2010, I joined the local gym. There are dozens of wonderful
machines there for strengthening various muscle groups. My trainer helps me choose
appropriate machines, and keeps me from progressing too far and too fast. It has been a
wonderful experience! I see people with crutches, and handicaps working out there. With a
trainer, I think almost all people could benefit greatly from using a gym. I watch my blood
sugar very closely, testing before, during and after each visit to the gym. I have my glucose
tablets with me at all times. My strength and stamina have greatly increased, and I expect to
continue working out at the gym for many years to come.
Love to hear about the benefits of exercise--this may inspire others who prefer to sit on the couch! Exercise is like taking a diabetes pill--it lowers your blood glucose and risk of further problems. Thanks for sharing!