Get Your Move on Tip – Simple Stretches

The latest episode of TCOYD, Diabetic Medical Emergencies, focused on what to do in a crisis. But what can you do if you are just a bit under the weather? Here’s TCOYD’s resident fitness expert Michelle Day with a tip to keep your diabetes in check and your body fit. If you are too sick […]

The latest episode of TCOYD, Diabetic Medical Emergencies, focused on what to do in a crisis. But what can you do if you are just a bit under the weather? Here’s TCOYD’s resident fitness expert Michelle Day with a tip to keep your diabetes in check and your body fit.

If you are too sick to get out of bed you can practice these stretches while laying down, in bed, on your back.

– Laying on your back reach your arms up over head and flex your feet. Stretch your heels and fingertips in opposite directions.
– Hug you knees into your chest, open your arms into a T shape, twist your legs to one side, come back to center and twist your legs to the other side.
– Bend your knees and place your feet down flat close to your gluts, slide your arms down to a low V, roll up your spine from your tailbone to your upper rib cage. Release back down one vertebrae at a time from your upper rib cage to your tailbone.
– Place the soles of your feet together, let your knees open to the sides.

Practicing these laying down stretches will help alleviate sore, tired muscles. Stay well!

Get more tips from Michelle on the latest episode of Taking Control of Your Diabetes online now.

Get Your Move On Tip – Make Mornings Meaningful

The latest episode of TCOYD, Diabetes and the Gastrointestinal Tract, examined ways we manage GI issues at meal times. Your morning routine can impact how you feel throughout the day. Here’s TCOYD’s resident fitness expert Michelle Day with a tip to keep your diabetes in check and your body fit. Sun salutations are a great […]

The latest episode of TCOYD, Diabetes and the Gastrointestinal Tract, examined ways we manage GI issues at meal times. Your morning routine can impact how you feel throughout the day. Here’s TCOYD’s resident fitness expert Michelle Day with a tip to keep your diabetes in check and your body fit.

Sun salutations are a great way to start off your morning and get your system back on track. Learn the sequence of poses by going to YouTube and keyword, sun salutations. Namaste.

Get more tips from Michelle on the latest episode of Taking Control of Your Diabetes online now.

Get Your Move On Tip – An Appetite for Apps

The latest episode of TCOYD, Using Social Media to Help Manage Your Diabetes, highlighted some great ways to augment your diabetes care online. Interested in more resources to help you on your journey? Here’s TCOYD’s resident fitness expert Michelle Day with a tip to keep your diabetes in check and your body fit. Fitness tips and a […]

The latest episode of TCOYD, Using Social Media to Help Manage Your Diabetes, highlighted some great ways to augment your diabetes care online. Interested in more resources to help you on your journey? Here’s TCOYD’s resident fitness expert Michelle Day with a tip to keep your diabetes in check and your body fit.

Fitness tips and a variety of exercise routines are literally available to you at your fingertips. Some of the apps I like to use on my smart phone are every.whereexercise, BodyFitness, menshealthworkout and womenshealthworkout. On my iPad I like using the FitnessClassApp. This app lets you download classes anywhere at anytime. I also frequently go to YouTube and keyword specific exercise forms such as Zumba, Yoga, Pilates, Resistance Tubes, Water Aerobics and Abdominal Workouts. Stay connected to get your workout on.

Get more tips from Michelle on the latest episode of Taking Control of Your Diabetes online now.

Get Your Move on Tip – The Great Outdoors

Were you inspired hearing the stories of diabetic athletes on Diabetes Doesn’t Slow Me Down? Want to start an athletic adventure of your own? Here’s TCOYD’s resident fitness expert Michelle Day with a tip to keep your diabetes in check and your body fit. Take advantage of the great outdoors. Exercising outdoors is associated with […]

Were you inspired hearing the stories of diabetic athletes on Diabetes Doesn’t Slow Me Down? Want to start an athletic adventure of your own? Here’s TCOYD’s resident fitness expert Michelle Day with a tip to keep your diabetes in check and your body fit.

Take advantage of the great outdoors. Exercising outdoors is associated with greater feelings of revitalization, increased energy, greater enjoyment and a more likelihood of repeating the activity at a later date. Pedal a bike, hike up a trail or make a splash in the ocean or lake. Breathe in the fresh air and take in the great scenery. You’ll have so much fun that it won’t even feel like exercise.

Get more tips from Michelle on the latest episode of Taking Control of Your Diabetes online now.

Get Your Move on Tip – Super Stability

TCOYD’s resident fitness expert Michelle Day has a tip to keep your diabetes in check and your body fit. Improve your stability anywhere, anytime. Standing in line at the grocery store or sitting at your desk, engage your core muscles by pulling your abdomen (aka stomach) up and in towards your spine. Hold for a […]


TCOYD’s resident fitness expert Michelle Day has a tip to keep your diabetes in check and your body fit.

Improve your stability anywhere, anytime. Standing in line at the grocery store or sitting at your desk, engage your core muscles by pulling your abdomen (aka stomach) up and in towards your spine. Hold for a count of 8 and release. Repeat this exercise 8 times. Don’t forget to breath!