If you would like to know more about diabetes or if you would just like to learn ways for staying healthy and active, these websites will be helpful.
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention
- Diabetes: A Family Matter
- United States Department of Health & Human Services
- National Diabetes Education Program
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Things to Consider
Start slowly. Cardiac events, such as a heart attack, are rare during physical activity. But the risk does go up when you suddenly become much more active than usual. For example, you can put yourself at risk if you don't usually get much physical activity by suddenly doing vigorous-intensity aerobic activity, like shoveling snow. That's why it's important to start slowly and gradually increase your level of activity.
If you have a chronic health condition such as arthritis, diabetes, or heart disease, talk with your doctor to find out if your condition limits, in any way, your ability to be active. Then, work with your doctor to come up with a physical activity plan that matches your abilities. If your condition stops you from meeting the minimum guidelines, try to do as much as you can. What's important is that you avoid being inactive. Even 60 minutes a week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity is good for you. That's less than 10 minutes a day!
Information posted above is from the CDC.