Staying Active

February 7, 2011 12:54 pm

Engaging in regular physical activity is good for just about anyone. So is engaging in regular exercise, but exercise and physical activity are not exactly the same thing. Before beginning a program of physical activity that is more vigorous than brisk walking, make an appointment with your diabetes care provider to talk about your plans and any precautions you should take with regard to choice and intensity of activity.

The 1996 report of the Surgeon General, entitled Physical Activity and Health, offers the following definitions for the various forms of physical activity and exercise:

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