As you know, exercising or just physical activity, includes any possibility that will get you moving! Yes, this can even include walking, dancing, doing yard work, etc. Maintaining a regular physical activity on a daily basis is important for absolutely everyone. With that said, it’s especially important to those with diabetes. It’s not just recommended… it’s diagnosed.

A lot of people don’t understand what this actually means. They think they have to get out there and run marathons, swim the lake, even hit the weight room hard. I’m here to tell you that it just means you need to stay physical to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Your goal should be to get active and stay active. This doesn’t have to be dreaded. Do an activity you love doing. Just be active. I bet now you’re wondering how much activity you should be doing and what your options might be?

Let us toss out some popular ideas to help you get moving and to help take the scare out of the meaning of “Exercise”.

  • Walking
  • Swimming
  • Jogging
  • Gardening
  • Aerobics
  • Dance
  • Sports
  • Yoga
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
  • Biking

You can even use your doctor or diabetes specialist to help you create a workout plan that revolves around the activities you love to do. They are there to help you, so why not lean on their expertise, right? One of the biggest issues of exercising to maintain diabetes complications is people sometimes don’t understand what is needed. They burn out or become frustrated because they actually take the fun out of the exercise. Doesn’t have to be so. There are many references out there to help you educate yourself on proper diabetes exercising… just like Diabetic Nation.

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