iExercise and you should too.
At work if we get to gold status for our health insurance we get a discount on our insurance premiums. In order to achieve this status we have to engage in various healthy activities that award us points. We have to accumulate a certain number of points to get to gold status. Once at gold there are other perks such as cash. I accumulated enough points to get platinum status, I got a Fitbit and then I stopped working out. I love a challenge so I would enter all the challenges and I would win because I love to win. But I got to my goal and I stopped.
When it came time to renew our health insurance the insurance provider sent a team of representatives to our office to do a health assessment - all but one person in our office was pre-diabetic. That was a wake up call for me. Even though I was doing all these health challenges I was not really healthy, I had the wrong goal. I would do my 100,00 steps per week to get 200 weekly points, or take the steps to get 10 point all for monetary reward, but I had no real health goal. Then I was told I'm pre-diabetic. The pre-diabetic blood sugar range is 100-125. You have diabetes if your blood sugar is 126. My blood sugar level was 125. My mom has been living with diabetes for over 20 years and I have watched her struggles. I didn't want to go through the same things my mom went through. I needed a lifestyle change and I needed to let people know that iExercise.
Exercise doesn't have to be vigorous, it can be a 30 minute walk around your block daily. You don't have to go to the gym you can play pick-up soccer or basketball, you can ride your bike, take a swim, do yoga, walk your dog, play volley ball - do something. The American Heart Association recommends the we do 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise, or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise.
So iExercise and I want to tell everyone that I do, and inspire others to exercise and rep their exercise.
Lets exercise and tell the world that we do.