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Setting Goals for Your Exercise Program

If we ask what we need to do to control our diabetes we could all recite the three branches of treatment, diet, medication and exercise. Why then do we not carry through with our goals for exercise? It is our opinion that frequently we set unrealistic goals and therefore we just plain give up. So […]

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Winter Exercise Tips For Type 2 Diabetes

As diabetics we do tend to exercise at the same time each day and try to use the same number of calories so that we don’t have to cope with that dreaded hypoglycemic attack. Some times I think that my glucose tablets and I are joined at the hip, as I never exercise without some […]

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Keeping Warm and Dry While Walking

We do a lot of walking and it doesn’t take us turning on the weather channel to know that winter has finally arrived. Although we may not be up to our knees in snow as some of you and as we were when we lived in the North, we can see the more subtle changes […]

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Exercise and Save Your Feet

We all know that exercise is an important part of controlling diabetes, but many of us also know that we must keep our feet healthy. In this article we will be discussing foot facts, dos and don’ts, and then how to purchase the correct shoes for the exercise you intend to do. First let’s look […]

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How to treat Sprains and Strains

We continue to prod you to exercise to control your diabetes, to strengthen all of your muscles including your heart and yet we all know that exercise can mean sprains and strains so we thought we’d give you some information about these banes of our existences. We’re hoping that this information will keep you in […]

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Exercise: More Water Sports

I am a firm believer in learning new things no matter what, so when I visited a friend who summers on an island off of Washington state, she suggested that we all go kayaking. Now, I had been sailing and canoeing as well as row boating and crewing, but kayaking was new to me and […]

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Exercise: Water Sports

While you decide which water sports you might like to try, go to your doctor and ask if you can be medically cleared for that sport. For example, scuba diving and surfing can subject you to dangerous currents and waves may be out for some of you because of the rigors of the sport. You […]

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Let’s Get Ready for Summer

Now let’s get back to starting an exercise program that you can stick with so that you look and feel better. The first true statement about starting such a program is that any thing you plan to do must fit your abilities and your special needs. Anyone who has been inactive for many months or […]

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Stretching Before Exercising

First, let’s take a look at the musculoskeletal system. Together, muscles and bones comprise what is called the musculoskeletal system of the body. The bones provide posture and support for the body and the muscles allow the body to move by contracting and thus generating tension. The musculoskeletal system also provides protection for internal organs. […]

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Exercise: Test for Body Fitness

As a diabetic, though, you will need to be honest with yourself before you start. If you have not been exercising and if you have medical conditions that may impede your ability to exercise, do not try some of this. Also, please contact your health care team about wanting to take this test. Make sure […]