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Exercise at the Gym

Over and over we report to you that changing your lifestyle can help you forestall the onset of type 2 diabetes and once you are diagnosed, a simple exercise program, along with medication and diet, can help control the devastating long term complications of the disease. Let’s start with answering some questions about exercise. The […]

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Ice Skating

Ice-skating doesn’t mean years of practicing at 4:00 am in the morning on the way to the Olympics, rather it can be a wonderful way to burn off some calories with friends, either on the local pond on at the rink. The truth is that there is a an overwhelming difference between those of us […]

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Exercising for Stress Reduction

Stress can increase glucose levels in people with diabetes, making them more susceptible to long-term physical complications of the disease. Patients in the stress management group showed on average a 0.5 percent reduction on the HbA1c test. Thirty two percent of the patients in that group showed an even greater improvement by lowering their blood […]

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Protect your back

In the past, we wrote an article on back pain, but here we want to talk about how to make sure that your back will not get hurt so that you can continue to exercise, be mobile, and enjoy an excellent quality of life. When we decided to write this article, we started to do […]

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Get Your Walking Shoes on For Spring

A brisk walk is a lovely way to get aerobic exercise and use up calories as well as one of the best ways to socialize with new or old friends. The benefits of walking are many: It improves cardiovascular fitness, lowers blood pressure, reduces the risk of bone loss, and to make it even more […]

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Water Aerobics

We have written about swimming and water aerobics before, but June is the time to begin to think about exercising during the warm or hot summer months. Do re-read the other articles we have shared with you about water sports, and then read this one. We have tried to take a different tack and hope […]

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Biking For Life

When I was a child we lived on the side of a very steep hill or mountain depending on whether you were speaking to my father or me. Although my older brother was given a bike, we girls were not allowed to learn to ride after I fell the first time my father took me […]

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Exercise For Your Bottom Line

Each month we try to share with readers different types of exercise and the reasons why we as diabetics need to exercise. This month we are at it again. We are going to give you the proverbial pep talk about getting into a program that you can stay with. We suggest that if you get […]

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Another Look at Aerobics

Those of you who visit this site each month know that aerobic exercise is an important part of your total exercise program. Some months I feel as if we are preaching to the choir, so many of you e-mail in to find out just how many calories you are burning as you go through your […]

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How to Exercise and Stay Safe When Winter Is Come

We all know that exercising in good weather may be a chore, but we have few excuses not to get outside and walk, run, play tennis, basketball, softball, skateboard, or roller skate, not to mention all those water sports that we love in the heat of the summer. Winter brings hibernation in some animals, but […]