Read more about staying active with diabetes and arthritis, or get hands-on help with these resources.
LIVING A HEALTHY LIFE WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS, 3RD EDITION
Kate Lorig, RN, Halsted Holman, MD, David Sobel, MD, Diana Laurent, MPH, Virginia González, MPH, Marian Minor, RPT, PhD
Bull Publishing Company
Boulder, Colorado, 2006
This book contains several chapters on exercise, as well as information on numerous other aspects of living with a chronic condition. Available on paper and audio and in Spanish.
• The Arthritis Foundation offers exercise programs designed for people with arthritis. Class instructors undergo special Arthritis Foundation instructor training. Call your local chapter for a directory of exercise programs in your area. You can find the chapter office closest to you at www.arthritis.org/chaptermap.php.
• Community YMCAs and YWCAs employ experienced exercise instructors and trainers with the knowledge and skills to work with people who have diabetes and arthritis. Call your local Y to see what classes and services are offered in your area.
• Senior centers, community parks and recreation programs, and hospitals may offer movement classes specifically geared to older people and people with chronic conditions.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Physical Activity Page
This site has information about the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans as well as how-to articles on various exercise topics.