I am a 45 year old diabetic patient. I follow the diabetic diet plan and take medicines regularly, but my doctor has also advised me to walk 30 min daily. I want to walk but I cannot find time for walk, I have a very busy schedule, when I come back from office at 7pm I’m so tired and exhausted I don’t feel like going out for a walk I just lie down and watch TV . I can’t wake up for early morning walk….I feel stressed all the time. Please guide me how to follow my doctor’s advice regarding walk.
It is not necessary to walk for 30 minutes in one go. You can always break the time for exercise into 2-3 small chunks that are manageable. 10 min in the morning 10 min in the evening, or 3-5 min chunks of various exercises throughout the day whenever you find a break. If you try to start with 30 min walk initially, you’ll feel tired and will be unable to continue for long. The ideal way is to start with 3 min walk a day for the first 3 days and then gradually increase time of walk up to 20 min.