Activity is hands down one of the best ways to lower your blood sugar and keep it controlled. As far as I’m concerned anyway. There’s no question that the food that you choose to put into your mouth plays a big part too, but ultimately you can eat whatever you want if you’re planning on doing enough activity to counter it.
One of the biggest complaints I see among diabetics is struggling to get enough activity in to make a difference. I see myself as quite an active person and, although I may often do stereotypical things to burn through some calories, I also think there may be a few things I get up to that may surprise fellow diabetics when it comes to calorie burning and glucose controlling.
So, this blog is going to be the first in a series of short pieces that showcase a few of the different ways I get off my arse and take steps to help keep my BG in check.
As you might have guessed from the title, this one is all about mushroom picking. Now, I’m lucky enough to have a Polish girlfriend who can smell a delicious, non-poisonous mushroom a mile off and also a family that enjoys the outside as much as we do. These 2 elements came together beautifully last weekend when we went walking around some common land near the village where I grew up.
The weather was perfect, the scenery was beautiful, the company was spot on and we even managed to find a few mushrooms along the way!
Best of all? We covered 8k and burnt over 650 calories while doing it. Not bad for a Sunday stroll!
Now I would not recommend you go out and start picking up the first mushrooms you see, otherwise your cat could end up looking like this by the time you get home:
But really, what Im trying to say is, get out there and do some stuff! You’ll feel better for it 😊