Edwina Brooklesby, 75, is the oldest diabetic to have completed a triathlon.
My go-to remedy
Exercise with friends. Mixing and being sociable is vital for me and exercising with others is more fun which means you’re more likely to keep doing it.
My favourite meal
Without doubt, breakfast. I have a lemon drink and cod liver oil tablet followed by egg on wholemeal toast with peanut butter and honey. It’s a high-protein start to the day and it’s been my routine for many years!
How I keep fit as a healthy diabetic
I cycle for about an hour most days whether that’s on a turbo trainer at home or out on a real bike, commuting, or cycling longer distances, climbing the hills. I do strength training in the gym, too, because the older you get, the more important it is to avoid falling over.
My perfect healthy diabetic day
A bit of physical activity first thing — either the gym or a bike ride — then breakfast. Then a bit of work, followed by a run with friends and a trip to the pub to finish.
I usually go walking with others
Social networks have launched to connect women who’d like to walk or hike together at home or abroad. You’ll find it online or as a phone app. Originating in the US, it costs $4.90 a month to subscribe. It was set up here by York mum Melissa Talago, who says you’re more likely to go walking if you’re doing it with others, adding: walking is proven to have health and stress-relieving benefits. It’s also a great way to make new friends and beat loneliness.
3 Ways To Protect your Eyes in the Sun during Outdoor Activities
1. Wear sunglasses, particularly between 10am and 2pm when the sun is at its strongest.
2. Make sure they offer UV 400 protection. These can eliminate 97-100% of UV rays, which can cause a variety of eye problems, such as photokeratitis sunburn of the eyes say clinical Experts.
3. Ensure the glasses carry a CE or standard mark and check they fit your face properly with no gaps for sunlight to enter your eyes from the side or above.
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