The first step is to choose the type of exercise you will do. Be sure to pick something you will enjoy and can do regularly. Think creatively: for example, maybe you find walking boring but love to dance. Don’t try to force yourself to walk. Plan a time each day to put on some music that gets you moving and dance. Be sure your plan takes into account different situations. For example, if it is too hot or too cold, consider walking at a local mall or around your house. One approach to exercise is the lifetime activity model, where you accumulate a daily total of 30 minutes of moderately intense activity. Another approach is to walk each day for a set number of steps or length of time. The third is a planned aerobic program. Types of exercises can include aerobics classes or videotapes, swimming, dancing, jogging, or cycling.
Shawnee D. Weir, MD
- internal medicine
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What can I do to make sure I stay active with diabetes?
American Diabetes Association answered
How do hormones affect sexual function?
Reproductive function is totally dependent on hormones. That's why a woman's period doesn't start until her hormones come on-line during puberty and it ends when her hormones diminish sufficiently to cause menopause.
Sexual function beyond reproduction is somewhat less dependent on hormones. Men and women can be sexually active beyond their reproductive years happily. Some adjustments need to be made such as frequency, timing and lubricant. You may want sex less often. The term "quickie" may disappear from your vocabulary. You may need to use a lubricant as part of foreplay. Bottom line, hormones will impact sexual function but not eliminate it.
What is the function of aldosterone hormone?
Riverside Health System answered
Aldosterone belongs to a class of hormones called mineral corticoids, also produced by the adrenal glands. Aldosterone helps maintain blood pressure (BP) and water and salt balance in the body by helping the kidneys retain sodium and excrete potassium. When aldosterone production falls too low, the kidneys are not able to regulate water and salt balance, leading to a drop in both blood volume and BP.
This answer is based on source information from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
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