Six Great Exercises For People With Diabetes

Dennis B. McBroom
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Do you get enough exercise? If you're like many Americans, the answer is no — and that's especially true for those of us with diabetes. Studies show as few as 39 percent of people with type 2 diabetes participate in regular physical activity, compared with 58 percent of other Americans.

Working out can help increase insulin action and keep blood sugars in check.  Exercise also helps you lose weight and improve balance, important because many people with type 2 diabetes are at risk for obesity and for falls.

At Atlantic Foot & Ankle Associates, we always recommed fitting some type of exercise into your daily routine. When beginning any exercise regimen, go slowly at first. Over time, you can increase the length and intensity of your exercise routine.  Here are six great workouts you can easily work into your daily routine. 

1.  Walking

2.  Tai Chi

3.  Weight Training

4.  Yoga

5.  Swimming 

6.  Stationary Bicycling

Please remember that foot problems are a big risk in diabetics.  Diabetics must constantly monitor their feet or face serious consequences, including amputation.  If you are diabetic, it is important that you see a podiatrist at least once a year.  We hope you consider contacting one of our four offices located in Palm Coast, Daytona Beach, Port Orange, and Orange City.

Click here to learn more information about the benefits of the exercises listed above.

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