Ok, so I had a fantastic shower. I was thinking of the great day ahead of me. What I was going to cook for dinner tonight and once again that voice in my head said what are you doing. I was thinking for a few moments when I realized; I was exercising. Bending over to clean between my toes, using my biceps and triceps to wash my entire body made me see even in the shower a person can exercise.
So great news not only does a shower reduce stress and can be used as a useful coping mechanism while getting sparkling clean. It can be part of your daily workout.
Just remember to test your blood sugar when you first get out of bed in the morning, if you are planning on showering or not! Don’t want to have a weak body in the shower or while you shave.
Eliot LeBow, LCSW, CDE, is a diabetes-focused psychotherapist. His private practice, located in New York City and is also available via Skype. LeBow, who has been living with type 1 diabetes since 1977, treats the many diverse cognitive, behavioral, and emotional needs of people living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.