Our bodies love movement! With regular exercise, our hearts and lungs function better. Our muscles get stronger. Our waistlines shed unnecessary weight. Our joints become more flexible. And, when we work out consistently, we help keep our diabetes in check, too. This section will help you start an exercise plan, keep you motivated and help you manage your diabetes. Are you still sitting down? It’s time to get moving!
Step 3: Work Out Your Fitness Routine
Don’t forget to check-in with your doctor prior to starting any fitness activity. In the meantime, here’s what you’ll need to think about and do to benefit from daily exercise as a diabetic.
- Assess your current fitness level.
- Start planning your first (or next) exercise opportunity right now.
- Stay motivated when it gets hard to keep your body moving toward wellness.