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35 Get Walking! You don’t have to join a gym or own pricey sports equipment. Just get out and walk. Walking makes your heart beat faster. The more you walk, the easier it gets. Make it part of each day. Walk with a friend or a group to keep it interesting and fun. Try taking several short walks to meet your daily activity goal. And to track how many steps you take daily, you might want to use a pedometer. Clip this small device to your clothes, and it will keep a running tally of the steps you take. Remember: With every step, you’re doing a little more to help you manage your diabetes. Build Up Your Strength To feel your best, your health care provider may suggest adding strengthening exercises to your routine. Exercises such as lifting weights, working with resistance bands, and swimming are good choices. When done at least three times a week, resistance exercises help build muscle and increase endurance. They may also help improve heart health and help you manage your weight.


Living Well with Diabetes
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