I’m noticing a trend already in 2011. That’s how much more available diabetes education is and much of it is right here online. In my last post, I told you about Gary Scheiner’s new online type 1 universityfor insulin users.
Sheri Colberg, exercise physiologist, PhD, founder of Lifelong Exercise Institute and a type 1 patient herself, opens the doors of Lifelong Exercise Institute for a new 52-week “Fit Brain, Fit Body!”diabetes management email program based on her book, The 7 Step Diabetes Fitness Plan.
We all know how difficult it is to get all that exercise we keep hearing we should get. But having weekly info, support and guidance may be just the thing to get you off the couch.
Each week through Sheri’s program you’ll receive an email answering fitness, exercise, nutrition and overall health questions. The 52 week program costs $25.
Some key topics include:
· Weekly diabetes management tips from experts
· No dieting–ever!
· Easy-to-implement nutrition tips
· Daily physical movement that doesn’t require sweating
· Planned exercise that is short, sweet, and habit-forming
· Effortless and permanent weight loss over 52 weeks
· Exercise tips for your brain that will make you smarter
· Health tips that will save (and prolong) your life
· The nudge you need to make permanent lifestyle changes
· Other key advice that will energize your body and your life
· E-mail access to experts for your diabetes, fitness, and health questions
The program includes specific plans for beginners (or returning exercisers) and current exercisers. This may be what finally allows you to succeed in your plan for better health–and for less than 50 cents a week for a full year. That’s about the cost of one Starbuck’s cappuccino a week.
You can also choose 26 weeks of “Fit Brain, Fit Body!” or start with just 13 weeks of this program for $10.
The shorter programs offer the same diabetes fitness and lifestyle programs weekly via e-mail, with an option to sign up for more of the full-year program later on. Also, you can begin any program anytime during the year.
You can preview and sign up for any program at Lifelong Exercise Institute.
Just last month the American Diabetes Association issued new exercise guidelines: Get at least 150 minutes a week of moderate-to-vigorous aerobic exercise spread out at least three days during the week, with no more than two consecutive days between aerobic activity.
“Most people with type 2 diabetes do not have sufficient aerobic capacity to undertake sustained vigorous activity three times a week,” says Sheri, “and they may have orthopedic or other health limitations.” So if you fall into that category, give “Fit Brain, Fit Body!” a look. The programs also support getting activity with a mobility limitation.
A treadmill might be just the thing to put in that lonely corner where you took down the Christmas tree 😉