What Does It Take to Be Active?

By Canadian Diabetes Care Guide posted in Physical Activity

Strolling through the parcBeing active does not mean trudging off to the gym at 5 am every morning.

The benefits of exercise come from all sorts of activities…walking, swimming, cycling, dancing – movement is the key. Working some physical activity into your week is simply about getting and keeping you healthy and happy.


Having diabetes is definitely not an excuse not to exercise. Think of exercise as part of a balanced lifestyle. Combined with proper nutrition and taking your medications, it will give you the quality of life you deserve. Taking some precautions will help ensure that you stay safe and on the right track. So let’s take some time to give you some starter points and precautions to take.

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