There are three things I need to do in order to live a healthier life, and it’s not “rocket surgery!”
- Eat better – so my blood sugars are under control and ward off an acceleration into diabetes.
- Sleep better – to manage my family history of cardiovascular disease.
- Move better – to help with the above two points and get me back to some level of fitness and perhaps recommence ruing marathon distances.
To do this I can measure four things:
- Blood sugars – measure them every morning and keeping them below 6.0 where possible and below 5.5 if I can.
- Sleep quality – this is measure by a sleep apnea machine (ResMed Airsense 10 Elite) which shows me the number of AHIs each night (the lower the better)
- Movement – the number of steps take each day (target is 10,000) and the level of workout exercises I can increase on a regular basis.
- Weight – I am currently around 83kg but at 178cm in height I need to be 80kgs or below to a lower level of 78kg.
I have formal blood work to be completed next Monday so we’ll see what they tell us and how I am tracking with my diabetes in particular.
Until then …