However, if you have prepared for these factors and are ready to start with your routine, here are some other important things to prepare for so your walk can be smooth.
Choose your Walking Shoes Carefully
There is no need to spend a lot of money on walking shoes, but there are a few things to keep in mind. It is of prime importance to have the right pair of size when it comes to your footwear. Your shoes must not only be comfortable but also flat. Unlike the many types of running shoes based on the distance to be covered, a pair of walking shoes need to be flat and well-cushioned at all times. Choosing a pair of socks that can absorb moisture and sweat would enhance your overall experience.
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Clothing is key
During walk, wearing clothes which are comfortable and in which you do not have to face any skin related problem arising out of heat, fabric or sweat, is essential. For this you can opt for dry-fit wear or buy a track suit based on the weather conditions of your area. Preferably, go for sweat-wicking fabrics that will provide comfort.
Gearing up for your walk
Now that you have prepared all these things, the next thing for you is to do stretching for a few seconds before starting your walk. It is essential to have correct posture while walking. Stand straight and then walk in the same position. Keep the waist straight and the stomach in. You can also consult a fitness expert for the right posture.
In the beginning, walk slowly for three to five minutes so that the blood can flow to the muscles and the body can get ready for the walk. After this, walk at a brisk pace for 20 to 25 minutes. To increase the walking speed, move the hands along with the feet at the same speed. After this, rest for one to three minutes and complete the walk by walking at a slow pace, also called limbering down.
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Nutrition acts as fuel for your body
In this way you can continue with your morning walk followed by some rest and recovery. While you may rest and stretch after the walk is finished, consuming a balanced diet is extremely critical in bringing about overall results. The right nutrition can take your walking activity to another level and help you maintain a healthy level of blood sugar. Do not forget to add the right portion of proteins. Ensuring to swap high-GI (Glycaemic Index) foods with those that are low GI, maximisation of micronutrients in your diet and opting for fresh & healthier options in place of packaged and preservatives-led food items are some of the steps one could take towards diabetes management.
Some other critical things for you to manage your diabetes is regular monitoring of your glucose level and timely medication and supplementation, as prescribed by your healthcare professional.
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