Interested in taking up yoga to help with your diabetes management? Check out this roundup of some our favorite yoga essentials that can be found on Amazon.
Practicing yoga can improve strength and flexibility, and at the same time, promote physical and mental well-being. Still not convinced yoga is for you? Yoga can help you better manage your blood sugars, along with helping you to lose weight, lower your blood pressure, and even reduce your cholesterol! An added benefit of yoga: it can help you banish stress.
If you’d like to give yoga a try but you’re not sure how, Peggy Cappy’s DVD, ‘Yoga For the Rest of Us: Easy Yoga for Diabetes With Peggy Cappy’ is a perfect way to get started. Peggy Cappy is an experienced yoga practitioner who has created a series of yoga DVDs for PBS. All of her DVDs provide step-by-step instructions that gently ease you into yoga while in the comfort of your own home. You’ll build strength, improve your flexibility and balance, and boost your overall health. No matter your age or your ability, Peggy will help you reap the many benefits of this ancient practice. Remember to check with your doctor before starting any type of physical activity program. Namaste!
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Yoga has caught on big-time in the United States, and maybe you consider yourself somewhat of a yogi. Yoga is beneficial for many reasons, so why not give your feet the benefit of yoga, as well?
YogaToes GEMS can help restore your feet to a more natural form and function by gently stretching your toes, stimulating circulation, and relieving foot fatigue. YogaToes GEMS have an open top frame, which means that you can adjust the separator posts to a position that is more comfortable for you. They come in one size that can fit a wide range of foot sizes, and they’re made from a medical-grade gel that is hypoallergenic and free from a number of toxins, including parabens, PCBs, lead, and formaldehyde. If you suffer from bunions, hammer toes, overlapping toes, or plantar fasciitis, using YogaToes GEMS can help stretch and strengthen the muscles in your feet, providing relief. Pop these on at the end of a long day on your feet — your tootsies will thank you! (And of course, if you have any of these or other foot issues, always check with your foot doctor first to determine the best course of treatment for your condition.)
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Want to learn about additional items that are important for diabetes care? See “Product Roundup: Diabetes Essentials.”
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Amy Campbell: Amy Campbell is the author of Staying Healthy with Diabetes: Nutrition and Meal Planning and a frequent contributor to Diabetes Self-Management and Diabetes & You. She has co-authored several books, including the The Joslin Guide to Diabetes and the American Diabetes Association’s 16 Myths of a “Diabetic Diet,” for which she received a Will Solimene Award of Excellence in Medical Communication and a National Health Information Award in 2000. Amy also developed menus for Fit Not Fat at Forty Plus and co-authored Eat Carbs, Lose Weight with fitness expert Denise Austin. Amy earned a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Simmons College and a master’s degree in nutrition education from Boston University. In addition to being a Registered Dietitian, she is a Certified Diabetes Educator and a member of the American Dietetic Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Amy was formerly a Diabetes and Nutrition Educator at Joslin Diabetes Center, where she was responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of disease management programs, including clinical guideline and educational material development, and the development, testing, and implementation of disease management applications. She is currently the Director of Clinical Education Content Development and Training at Good Measures. Amy has developed and conducted training sessions for various disease and case management programs and is a frequent presenter at disease management events.
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