I know that there are people out there who love to exercise. Unfortunately, I’m not one of them. I do want to keep life easy through good health and that means managing my type 2 diabetes. Exercise needs to be part of my health plan even though I am not excited about it. To make exercise easy for me it needs to begin with something easy so I am not dreading even getting started. When it is over I don’t want to feel like I have been run over by a truck or will not want to do it again. Can I still have all those limitations and still do something that is worthwhile? I think so.
I should be doing exercise every day so it is a habit. I don’t want to have to go to the gym. The idea of having to get dressed and drive somewhere is more effort than I can muster so it needs to be done at home. Also, gym memberships can be expensive and for me expensive is the opposite of simple living. If only a robot could exercise for me while I sleep. That is not likely. What I am looking for is the most physical benefit for the least amount of effort.
The good news is that there is a fair amount of encouraging data on this front. Some studies are showing that you can make very significant health gains with pretty modest amounts of exercise effort. I am feeling very confident that there are some wonderful health benefits that can be gained without torturing myself.
Stay tuned as I explain what I consider the next best thing to robot exercise.