Winter workout tips for Januvia users
When taking Januvia, you'll want to maintain a healthy diet and regular workout routine in order to keep your blood sugar in order.
When taking Januvia, you'll want to maintain a healthy diet and regular workout routine in order to keep your blood sugar in order. Now that the first snow has fallen, you may need to take some added precautions when exercising outdoors.
Don't forget your fingers, toes and ears when suiting up either. These areas are all susceptible to frostbite when the temperatures are low, so they need some extra care and attention. Double up on the gloves and socks, or opt for thermal varieties if available. As for your ears, a hat or headband should do the trick.
As you well know, it stays darker longer in the winter months. That means whether you work out in the morning or evening, you're likely to be faced with poor visibility. Plan accordingly by wearing reflective clothing if you're going to hit the pavement around dusk or dawn.
Although it may be tempting to dive into a carb-loaded meal after a long workout, be aware of what you are eating in the winter. Especially around the holidays, our bodies crave carbohydrates and other unhealthy treats that are easily accessible at holiday parties. Ensure that you watch what you eat so that your Januvia prescription can do its job.