Yesterday was a day of leisure where I did a lot of sitting around watching movies or reading. Even though I worked out in the morning and ate healthy all day I still am suffering high blood sugar numbers this morning. This has me thinking this morning about many things. As I mentioned in an earlier post, human beings have evolved to be active. Our bodies need to work and be mobile during the course of our day. A workout in the morning does do wonders, but what about the rest of our day.
This pattern of thinking takes me back to years past where this country was made up of craftsman, farmers and laborers. They worked hard each day and their population did not suffer the same problems we do today. Food was fresh, wholesome but not always readily available during the winter months. People really had to work hard to preserve these foods to carry them through the rough months while hunting and trapping to provide enough meat for a stew.
Let’s compare this to today where America has developed into a service oriented work environment where most of our jobs consist of sitting behind a computer for eight hours each day. We get our food from a supermarket that supplies us with processed products that are loaded with sugar and salt and high in calories. Our population suffers medical conditions never seen before in man’s history.
The bottom line is that although I enjoyed a day of just sitting around I have to understand that there are consequences to pay for it. I am sure that if I would have broken up my day with just a walk around the neighborhood during the afternoon my early morning glucose numbers would have been much lower. It also has me thinking about making a change in my career where I can be a little more active during the day.
Blood Sugar- 139, Weight- 181.8
Distance- 3.14 miles
Time- 45:04 minutes