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Exercise & Fitness

Using a Pedometer
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Using a Pedometer

September 21st, 2015 | by American Association
A pedometer is an inexpensive tool that counts your steps when you clip it to your belt or waistband. You can buy one at most athletic stores or you can order one online. Use It Regularly At the end of each day, check your
Walking – A Great Place to Start!
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Walking – A Great Place to Start!

September 21st, 2015 | by American Association
Here are some advantages of walking for exercise: It doesn’t require a gym membership or fancy equipment – it’s totally free! It’s an easy place to start since most of us do it every day – there’s no
Young with type 2 diabetes and movement
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Young with type 2 diabetes and movement

September 20th, 2015 | by Danish Association
Daily exercise is a great benefit for all young people with diabetes.This may contribute to weight loss. Exercise lowers blood glucose by increasing glucose uptake in muscles After physical activity, the muscles increased insulin
Stretching and Balance Exercises
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Stretching and Balance Exercises

September 18th, 2015 | by American Association
Stretching Stretching exercises help keep your joints flexible, prevent stiffness, and may help reduce your chance of injury during other activities. Gentle stretching for 5 to 10 minutes also helps your body warm up and get
Be More Active Throughout the Day
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Be More Active Throughout the Day

September 18th, 2015 | by American Association
In addition to formal aerobic exercise and strength training, there are many chances to be active throughout the day. Remember – the more you move, the more calories you burn and the easier it is to keep your blood glucose
What We Recommend
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What We Recommend

September 18th, 2015 | by American Association
Two types of physical activity are most important for managing diabetes: aerobic exercise and strength training. Aerobic Exercise Aerobic exercise helps your body use insulin better. It makes your heart and bones strong, relieves
Types of Activity
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Types of Activity

September 18th, 2015 | by American Association
Aerobic exercise, strength training, flexibility exercises/stretching, balance exercises, and activity throughout the day are the types of activities we recommend for people with diabetes. On the following pages, we show you how
Blood Glucose Control and Exercise
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Blood Glucose Control and Exercise

September 18th, 2015 | by American Association
There are a few ways that exercise lowers blood glucose: Insulin sensitivity is increased, so your cells are better able to use any available insulin to take up glucose during and after activity. When your muscles contract during
Get Started Safely
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Get Started Safely

September 18th, 2015 | by American Association
It doesn’t matter whether you’ve been active in the past or not – you can still start now. But, if you have never been active or have not been active for a while, it is important to start slowly. Light activities like
Exercise and Type 1 Diabetes
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Exercise and Type 1 Diabetes

September 18th, 2015 | by American Association
Regardless of the type of diabetes you have, regular physical activity is important for your overall health and wellness. With type 1, it’s very important to balance your insulin doses with the food you eat and the activity