Diabetic Living - - Your Nutrition - Chris­tine Ar­marego, ac­cred­ited ex­er­cise phys­i­ol­o­gist Email your ques­tions to: di­a­bet­i­cliv­ing@paci­fic­ Post: Di­a­betic Liv­ing, Q&A: Health, GPO Box 7805, Syd­ney, NSW 2001.

“My hus­band is more mo­ti­vated when I ex­er­cise with him. What can we do as a cou­ple?”

Chris­tine says: It’s fan­tas­tic that you are both mo­ti­vat­ing each other. You can push each other to reach your full po­ten­tial and stay on track. Try th­ese for starters:

Box­ing With just a pair of gloves and pads you can hit away your frus­tra­tions, get your heart rate up and im­prove your co­or­di­na­tion, core, mus­cu­lar en­durance and bal­ance all at the same time. Box­ing can work every area of your body by us­ing a com­bi­na­tion of front punches, hooks, up­per cuts (for up­per body and knees) and kicks (for lower body). And it’s a lot of fun!

Danc­ing This is so en­joy­able you’ll soon for­get you’re ex­er­cis­ing. Think steps and beats in­stead of set and reps.

Weight train­ing Hav­ing a train­ing part­ner when you do weights is bril­liant. You are each other’s per­sonal trainer! You can watch each other’s tech­nique, en­cour­age each other to work harder and pass the weights. En­joy!

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