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How can I make my day more active despite my diabetes?

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  • When doing housework, pump up some fun music and make all your movements bigger.
  • Squat while you work: Bend from the hips and knees like you're sitting down in a chair.
  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
  • Don't call or email your colleagues at work. Walk over to a co-worker’s desk for a face-to-face.
  • Walk or pace when you're on the phone, at home, or at work.
  • Park your car at the far end of the parking lot at work or when you shop.

SOURCES:

Familydoctor.org: “Diabetes and Exercise.”

Medicinenet.com: “Diabetes & Fitness: Get Moving! -- with Richard Weil, MEd, CDE.”

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC): “What I need to know about Physical Activity and Diabetes.” 

Ann Levine, diabetes clinical nurse specialist, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, N.Y.

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 15, 2017

SOURCES:

Familydoctor.org: “Diabetes and Exercise.”

Medicinenet.com: “Diabetes & Fitness: Get Moving! -- with Richard Weil, MEd, CDE.”

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC): “What I need to know about Physical Activity and Diabetes.” 

Ann Levine, diabetes clinical nurse specialist, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, N.Y.

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 15, 2017

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