Member Since 2009
I recently discovered an improvement in my gycated hemoglobin A1C level which may well be associated with my swimming routine at HealthQuest.I am a diabetic, and my diabetes is controlled with oral medication along with diet and exercise. My main concern has been my A1C level. It should be at or below 7.0, but at times has been a bit above that level, and has always been no lower than 6.5.
I have been a member of HealthQuest since 2009 and have established a routine of going about three days per week. At each visit, I loosen up a little in the gym area, then go to the pool to swim. Over the past several months, I have increased the distance of my swims, so now I am swimming a thousand yards (approximately 40 laps) on an average of three times per week. I recently had my A1C tested. The last time I had the test, several months ago, the level was at 7.0. This time, my A1C was 4.7. The only factor that I can determine that may have lowered my level to that figure has been the increase in the length of my swims.
I feel very fortunate that we have HealthQuest in our community. Since being a member, I have notice that my weight is under more control, and I feel better physically, mentally, and emotionally after a workout. At first, of course, it was a chore to go, and I had to discipline myself to attend on a regular, routine schedule. Now, I really miss it if I don’t go.
I hope my story will inspire and motivate others to continue towards their fitness goals. I just turned 70 years old this year, and feel thankful that my overall health is as good as it is. I attribute much of that to taking advantage of such a great facility.