What would you say to a former athlete who has to get active but can't deal with starting at the begining due to their condition?

What would you say to a former athlete who has to get active but can't deal with starting at the begining due to their condition?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I once heard a trainer tell someone to just get dressed to work out, even if they don't work out. Then, after doing that for a few days they found that they wanted to do some, even a small amount of exercise. Soon after, they were exercising on a regular basis. I think it's that preparing part that got them going.

posted over 2 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

hi, we all know exercise is good for us, for me to get in the mood, I'll start with some nice easy yoga, if I really know I cant be bothered I'll put on some music....loud, and dance around the house, who cares no one knows how daft I look, and that's exercise in its self, to me anyway, I feel I've loosened up enough then to do some proper exercise, or just go for a walk and put some sprint in your step like you need to get somewhere. I'm about to decorate...does that count?? happy day all x

posted over 2 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Dont delay action. It can save your life,amputation blindness etc. Give it a go! You have nothing to lose and all to win.

posted 10 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Thank you Jeremy that sounds like something I should try...appreciate the support

posted over 2 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

So, I feel the mental aspect of the disease is the 1st barrier to tackle. Once you get a handle on the lifestyle changes, changes to avoid pitfalls etc, and the eating program, then I believe as you feel better, the physical activity will become more manageable! Take it one day at a time and remember attitude is everything!! Good luck and God bless!

posted 3 months ago
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