Get in the best shape of your life using the world's best all-in-one package of fitness, nutrition and support
topWelcome to Howtobefit.com!     Contact: Email howtobefit@gmail.com   (505) 463-8865   
Howtobefit.com
Take Charge of Your Body for Life!
P90 is coming soon!
The P90 Challenge Pack is here! Get it on sale for just $160.00!
Get Fit Eat Smart Fitness Coaching Save Money Stay Accountable Join the Club Join Our Team Blog FAQ's About Home
FEATURED COACH
Team Beachbody Coach Jessica Jorge Watters - Featured Coach
Coach Jessica Watters

Jessica Watters on Facebook
EARN MONEY AT HOME
Moms and Dads
(and singles, too), you can earn money from home helping other people
get fit and healthy.
Click here to learn more
SAVE 10% ON GETTING FIT
Click here to SAVE 10%
on every Beachbody product that you purchase!
ENTER THE CHALLENGE
Click here to enter
The Beachbody Challenge
with your chance to
win $500.00!
JOIN OUR TEAM
Team Beachbody
Coach Membership
If you want a 25% discount on all Team Beachbody products, then the business membership is for you.
Just $39.95 to sign up
and then $15.95 a month

that's less than $ .53 a day.
Click here to learn more
» Workout Programs
» Nutritional Supplements
» Get Fit Fast
» Free Personal Coaching
» Join the SuperGym
» Join the Club
» Get Paid to Be Fit
» Enter the Challenge
» Watch Success Stories
» Watch Product Videos
» Workout Tips Videos
» Healthy Eating Videos
» Weekly Meal Planner
» Get Nutrition Tips
» Get Fitness Tips
» The Weekly Newsletter
» Team Beachbody Tutorial
» SuperGym Tutorial
HOTTEST SELLING DVDS
» 21 Day Fix - $59.85
» Focus T25 - $119.85
» P90X3 - $119.85
» Insanity - $119.85
(also available in Spanish)
» Les Mills Combat - $59.85
» 10 Minute Trainer - $79.90 (also available in Spanish)
» P90X2 - $119.85
» Les Mills Pump - $165.85
» P90X - $119.85
(also available in Spanish)
» Asylum - $89.85
» TurboFire - $119.70
» Brazil Butt Lift - $59.85 (also available in Spanish)
BEST SELLING NUTRITIONALS
» Shakeology
» Ultimate Reset
FITNESS TOOLS
» Body Fat Calculator
» Body Mass Calculator
» Caloric Needs Calculator
» Calories Burned Calculator
INDEX OF RESOURCES
» Aerobic Exercise
» Bicycling
» Fat Burning
» Fitness
» Flexibility
» Health
» Heart Rate Training
» Kid's Fitness
» Motivation
» Nutrition
» Outdoor Fitness
» Over 40 Fitness
» Running
» Swimming
» Synergy Fitness
» Walking
» Weight Loss
» Weight Training
GET TO KNOW US
» About Howtobefit.com
» Contact Us

The Importance of Walking

From eDiets - The online diet, fitness, and healthy living resource

"I believe walking is so important that I call it 'my most important diabetes pill,' " explains Usman Ahmad, MD.

Ahmad, a diabetologist for over 30 years and chair of the Department of Medicine as well as director of the Diabetes Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-McKeesport, was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in September 2002. "I was expecting it. Both my mother and my father have diabetes," he says.

Ahmad, age 58, walks at least three miles a day three times a week. "Sometimes I do power walking on an inclined treadmill carrying a weight."

He also does muscle toning and stretching exercises twice a week. "But no body building," he adds.

"Of course, I didn't start any of this until my doctor gave me a thorough exam and cleared me for the exercises. Even though I am a diabetologist myself, I followed my own advice when I was diagnosed: Find a doctor you trust, then do what he or she says. We diabetologists do the same things we tell our patients to do."

Fat To Flat

Two years ago, Ahmad's AlC was 11.3 (Your A-1-C is a blood sugar check "with a memory." It tells you your average blood sugar for the past two to three months. The longer your A-1-C is near your target, the less risk you have for complications. Even if your A-1-C is higher than your target, lowering it by even one point will reduce your risk. If your number is 7 or higher, you may need a change in your diabetes care.) "But now it is under six. The ADA target number is seven or below," he explains.

Although Ahmad's doctor put him on insulin for several weeks when he was first diagnosed, he now takes metformin and rosiglitazone. "But I am sure that the walking is the most important factor in bringing my AlC into normal range," he adds.

Walking has not only helped Ahmad, who is 5' 11'', drop from 184 to 166 pounds; it has also helped bring his blood pressure and cholesterol under control.

"And walking has helped me go from having a fat belly-some people call it apple shaped-to a flat belly. A belly that sticks out like an apple is carrying a lot of fat. That's the most dangerous shape belly to have, especially if you have diabetes or heart disease," Ahmad explains.

"But there is hope. I have been flat bellied for over a year. I am sure the walking is responsible for that, too. And you don't have to be a power walker to gain the benefits. just keep walking."

Only one thing has interfered with Ahmad's successful walking program: he doesn't enjoy walking on a treadmill.

"For me, walking inside is one of the most boring things you can do. I walk outside when weather permits, but when I have to walk on the treadmill, I put it in front of the TV and choose programs I really like. That way, the time goes by quickly and it's almost fun.

"But just in case I get lazy, I have requested my wife, Ellen, not to give me supper unless I have had my 'walking pill.'

"I also have the support of my college-student son, Adam, and my daughter, Leena, a third-year medical student." Ahmad adds that Leena has gone from being his "fashion policewoman" to his exercise guru.

Shoes

"I choose my shoes carefully. Shoes should be very comfortable, maybe even one size larger than usual. For me, a soft leather shoe is worth the extra money. And I pick cotton socks that have good, thick padding on the sole.

"Then I keep checking to be sure that the sole of the shoe doesn't become hardened. It must remain soft and flexible so it doesn't rub or cause blisters anywhere."

Ahmad adds, "Always keep in mind that your health is your responsibility. Follow your doctor's advice. Get a little book and keep written records of your weight, blood glucose, blood pressure, AlC, and cholesterol.

"And remember, all of these are helped by walking."

(C) 2004 Diabetes Forecast. via ProQuest Information and Learning Company; All Rights Reserved

back to top

VISIT OUR BLOG
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
SEARCH OUR SITE
ON SALE THIS WEEK
» P90 Challenge Pack
Save $70.00
» 21 Day Fix Challenge Pack Save $70.00
» Body Beast Challenge Pack Save $50.00
SAVE UP TO 40% WITH CHALLENGE PACKS!
Click on the image to watch
Click on the link to learn more
P90 Challenge Pack

P90 Challenge Pack
On Sale - Save $70.00



21 Day Fix Challenge Pack On Sale - Save $70.00


Focus T25 Challenge Pack
Save $50.00

PiYo Challenge Pack

PiYo Challenge Pack
Save $50.00



P90X Challenge Pack
Save $65.00



TurboFire Challenge Pack
Save $50.00



P90X3 Challenge Pack
Save $70.00



Insanity Challenge Pack
Save $70.00

10 Minute Trainer Challenge Pack

10 Minute Trainer Challenge Pack
Save $50.00

3 Day Refresh Challenge Pack

3 Day Refresh
Challenge Pack

Save $50.00

Slim In Six Challenge Pack

Slim In Six Challenge Pack
Save $50.00

TurboJam Challenge Pack

TurboJam Challenge Pack
Save $50.00



Les Mills Combat
Challenge Pack
 
Save $50.00

Les Mills Pump Challenge Pack

Les Mills Pump
Challenge Pack

Save $80.00

Brazil Butt Lift Challenge Pack

Brazil Butt Lift
Challenge Pack

Save $50.00

Body Beast + Shakeology Challenge Pack

Body Beast Challenge Pack
Save $80.00



Ultimate Reset
Challenge Pack

Save $55.00

Complete List of Beachbody Challenge Packs
© 2014 Howtobefit.com  -  Join for Free -  Join The Club  -  Business Opportunity  -  Shop  -  Earnings Statement  -  About   -  Contact  -  Home