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Health Tip: Exercising With Diabetes

Health Tip: Exercising With Diabetes

11/01/12

(HealthDay News) -- Becoming active and exercising daily benefits almost anyone -- even those with a chronic health condition. But you should always get your doctor's approval.

The American Diabetes Association offers these suggestions for diabetics who want to start an exercise program:

  • Choose favorite activities, making sure they're easy to fit into your day.
  • Set small goals and start gradually. Schedule a number of 10-minute mini-workouts throughout your day, instead of one long workout.
  • Find an exercise buddy to help motivate you.
  • Set specific, realistic goals. Be sure to write them down.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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