yoga handstand pose

Holiday Handstand Practice

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Practice, practice, practice! Today as I was decorating my house for the holidays I wanted to practice one of my favorite and hardest yoga poses in a festive way in my Christmas sweater, of course! And I got a little tangled in my Christmas Lights too. For Day 16 of the Type Happy Holiday Challenge, try posing in your favorite yoga pose (if you do yoga) or any active stance in your Christmas holiday sweater! (Probably stay away from the lights because that got a little complicated) Make sure to stretch before and after activities. Be safe, have fun, and stay active!

Holidays.. The Best and Worst Time of the Year.. The Holiday Stress

Diabetic Tips, Workouts

The holidays are the best time of the year, but also, they can be the worst. With the holidays come happiness and cheer, but also… the stress. Type 1 Diabetes and stress are like oil and water… they do not mix! Stress in your body and mind can naturally create long-term high blood glucose levels. These long-term stresses are actually mainly from mental stresses. When you are stressed, your body pumps out the adrenaline and cortisol hormones that alter your blood sugars to rise. Day 14 of the Type Happy Holiday Challenge I want you to focus on yourself. I would like for you to go escape from the holiday chaos for at least an hour and do something that relaxes you and relieves your stress. It can be anything from drawing, writing, watching a movie, running, walking, anything. For me, I like to go do something active. I love to —, afterwards my endorphins kick in and I feel like a whole new happy person ready to attack that hecticness in a new light!

warrior yoga pose

Working Body, Working Mind

Diabetic Tips For Working Out, Workouts

Yoga is not only a wonderful strengthening and lengthening exercise, but it also helps center my thoughts and brings me peace of mind when life gets hectic. Not to mention that it helps with my bgs. It is important to at least take an hour out of the day to reflect just on ourselves. Pre-workout: 115 mg/dl. Post-workout: 100 mg/dl

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