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.