Today is the kickoff of the Big Blue Test. If you do know what the Big Blue Test is, check out this video. It explains how it works.
Did you happen to spot a sweaty ninja in that video? My son and I were honored to be featured in the first promo video made and this year I was able to take part in the next video coming out soon.
So in case you missed it, here is how it works. Test your BG. Exercise for 14 minutes. Test your BG again. Go online and record your results. That's it!
If you are wondering why I am asking you to do this, please read the info below from the Diabetes Hands Foundation. It explains all the good that can come from doing this.
In 2012, when we reach our goal of 20,000 Big Blue Test results between October 15, 2012 and the end of Nov. 14, 2012 (World Diabetes Day), Diabetes Hands Foundation will award US $100,000 in grants to non-profit organizations in the US and overseas with the sponsorship of Roche Diabetes Care, makers of ACCU-CHEK® diabetes products and service. Five grants of US $10,000 will be awarded to organizations in the US and two grants of US $25,000 will be awarded outside the US.
See? Cool huh? You get the benefit of how exercise, even 14 minutes of it, can have an effect on your blood glucose level AND some other great organizations get some benefits too. A win/win in my book.
So what are you waiting for? Need to change your shoes? Find a headband? Yoga mat? Don't get too crazy if you don't wanna. I did 14 minutes of jogging in place right here in my office! Easy!