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Diabetes Self Management: Physical Activity

Get Moving! Easy Tips to Get Active

The American Heart Association has a robust website dedicated to resources related to physical activity.

Click here for this link.


Additional links from the homepage include:

-       Fitness Basics – Do it for you.  Click here for this link.

-       Getting Active – It’s easier than you thinkClick here for this link.
-       Staying Motivated for Fitness. Click here for this link.

-       Walking - Take the first step. Click here for this link.


How to Keep Track of Physical Activity and Healthy Eating

This resource from the American Heart Association includes a worksheet for keeping track of daily physical activity and dietary intake.

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Be Active Your Way - A Guide for Adults

This document was developed by the Department of Health and Human Services and discusses various ways to incorporate physical activity into your lifestyle.

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Click here for videos.


A Guide to Physical Activity

This resource provides a general guide to physical activity and includes examples of moderate-intensity amounts of physical activity.

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Physical Activity Basics

This website reference from the CDC discusses basic concepts about physical activity and differentiates exercises recommendations based on age groups.  This website also has additional links to video tutorials for various exercises.

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Tips to Help You Get Active

The following link includes basic information about physical activity as well as tips to help you get active.  There are also sample worksheets to help you track goals and progress.

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Physical Activity Guidelines

The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines were designed for healthcare providers, however may be helpful for patients to understand the benefits of physical activity and how to make it a part of their regular routine.

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Basic Physical Activity Information

The American Diabetes Association provides the following reference as a basic overview about physical activity.

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