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7 Diabesity Blogs You Should Follow

The internet is a great source of information overload, and sometimes it’s hard to know where to go for valuable, interesting information. Here are seven blogs I follow, and heartily recommend to you as well. The Healthy Skeptic. I’ve just discovered this blog by Chris Kresser, and I’m a big fan already. He writes about many different health topics, and he’s not afraid to call out stupidity and inconsistency when he sees it. Check out his ongoing series on diabesity here. Dr. Hyman is the doc who created [ad#UltraSimple Diet Book], which I’ve followed and documented throughout this website. This is his blog, which provides a ton of useful, actionable information about health, wellness, metabolism and diabesity. Dr....

posted on: Oct 26, 2010 | author: DiabeticMama

Changing the PACE

It took me a couple of weeks to get back on track after my recent travels, but I’m happy to say I’m a pound down from before I left on my trip, and my fasting glucose is back down as well. I did it by changing my PACE routine. (Find out more about PACE here and here. I realized that, by focusing on laps in the pool, I wasn’t putting out the effort that would really make a diffierence. Instead, because I wanted to complete a lap, I was holding back. That’s exactly the opposite of what makes PACE effective. Push Hard, Don’t Coast In order to increase my lung and heart capacity, I need to push myself...

Changing the PACE
posted on: Sep 28, 2010 | author: DiabeticMama

What’s Your Lifespan? Your Lungs Can Tell You...

According to Dr. Al Sears in his newest edition of P.A.C.E. The 12-Minute Fitness Revolution, studies have shown that your lung capacity is absolutely the best indication of your lifespan. The better your lungs work, the longer you’ll live. It sounds too simplistic, but read on. . . According to Dr. Sears, Drs. William B. Kannel and Helen Hubert examined Framingham Heart Study data and concluded that “your lungs are the number one predictor of death.” The Framinhgam Heart Study is a medical study that started in 1948 and has followed a population of thousands for six decades. According to their website, “In 1948, the Framingham Heart Study embarked on an ambitious project in health research to identify...

What’s Your Lifespan? Your Lungs Can Tell You
posted on: Sep 14, 2010 | author: DiabeticMama

Can You Do a PACE Workout in a Small Pool?...

Is it possible to do a PACe workout in a very small pool? I recorded a video to answer that...

posted on: Aug 27, 2010 | author: DiabeticMama

Exercise Week Ending August 15

Wednesday, August 11 Went to LA Fitness but the pool was closed. They were working on the heating problem. Thursday, August 12 Pool was open again today, thank goodness. I did my standard workout: Warmup: 1 lap easy breaststroke, 2 laps easy backstroke, rest 1 minute Set 1: 2 laps sidestroke, rest 1 minute Set 2: 2 laps backstroke, rest 1 minute Set 3: 2 laps hard breaststroke, rest 1 minute Set 4: 2 laps overhand backstroke, rest 1-1/2 minutes Set 5: Combination crawl (arms) and frog kick legs, rest 1-1/2 minutes Set 6: 1 lap hard crawl, rest 2 minutes 5 minutes in the hot tub 15 minutes in the sauna Total time in gym: 50 minutes...

posted on: Aug 18, 2010 | author: DiabeticMama

Exercise Week Ending August 8

Tuesday, August 3 I didn’t spend much time in the gym today. I had to skip the sauna because of a work appointment, so it was just the pool and a quick dip in the hot tub. I did notice my rest times after each set were shorter than before. Warmup: 1 lap easy breaststroke, 2 laps easy backstroke, rest 1 minute Set 1: 2 laps sidestroke, rest 1 minute Set 2: 2 laps backstroke, rest 1 minute Set 3: 2 laps hard breaststroke, rest 1 minute Set 4: 2 laps overhand backstroke, rest 1-1/2 minutes Set 5: 1 lap combination crawl (arms) and frog kick legs, rest 1-1/2 minutes Set 6: 1 lap hard crawl, rest 2...

posted on: Aug 16, 2010 | author: DiabeticMama

Exercise Week Ending August 1

This week I actually made it into the pool three times. I’m very proud of myself. Tuesday, July 27 Warmup: 1 lap easy breaststroke, 2 laps easy backstroke, rest 1 minute Set 1: 2 laps sidestroke, rest 1-1/2 minutes Set 2: 2 laps backstroke, rest 1-1/2 minutes Set 3: 2 laps hard breaststroke, rest 1-1/2 minutes Set 4: 2 laps overhand backstroke, rest 2 minutes Set 5: This was something new. I did a full lap of a combination crawl (arms) and frog kick legs, rest 1-1/2 minutes Set 6: 1 lap hard crawl, rest 2 minutes 5 minutes in the hot tub 12 minutes in the sauna Total time in gym: 50 minutes Friday, July 30 Same...

posted on: Aug 4, 2010 | author: DiabeticMama

Exercise Week Ending July 25

I still only made it to the gym twice this week. My bad. Wednesday, July 21 On Wednesday I had a thorougly unremarkable workout. Did the usual sets, yada yada. So I thought I might describe some of these swimming strokes for you instead of just repeating the standard routine. “Easy breastroke” that I do during my warmup set means I don’t push myself very hard. After all, it’s a warmup, right? I do a standard breaststroke with a frog kick, but keep my head above water the whole time. The “easy backstroke” during my warmup is actually a technique I learned back in middle school when I was on a synchronized swim team one summer. Your legs...

posted on: Jul 27, 2010 | author: DiabeticMama

Exercise Week Ending July 18

Wednesday, July 14 My sets went faster today, and I needed less rest time in between. So to compensate, I added a lap in Set 4. Warmup: 1 lap easy breaststroke, 2 laps easy backstroke, rest 1 minute Set 1: 2 laps sidestroke, rest 1-1/2 minutes Set 2: 2 laps backstroke, rest 1-1/2 minutes. I had some problems with this set as I had a mega splasher in the next lane. About 2/3 into my first lap I ended up coughing and sputtering for a bit, so it wasn’t a solid, non-stop two laps. Set 3: 2 laps hard breaststroke, rest 1-1/2 minutes Set 4: 2 laps overhand backstroke, rest 2 minutes Set 5: 1 lap hard crawl,...

posted on: Jul 20, 2010 | author: DiabeticMama

Exercise Week Ending July 11

Because the exercise logs have become so repetitious, I thought I’d combine them into a weekly review instead of day by day. So, for a fresh start, here’s what I did for exercise the week ending July 11, 2010. The early part of the week was a bust. I had several scheduling conflicts which kept me out of the pool until Friday. Friday, July 9 Because it had been a week since my last exercise, I was swimming a little slower and needing a little longer to recover between sets. I also found all the lanes in use, so I had to share a lane with another swimmer. Warmup: 1 lap easy breaststroke, 2 laps easy backstroke, rest...

posted on: Jul 11, 2010 | author: DiabeticMama

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