Regular physical activity is a key part of helping you manage your diabetes. There are three main types of exercise to aim for: aerobic, which includes walking, swimming and biking; flexibility, which involves stretching to help you stay limber; and strength training, which includes using weight machines, hand weights or resistance bands.
The thought of doing strength training exercises may seem somewhat intimidating. If lifting dumb bells isn’t for you, consider springing for a U-POWEX Resistance Band set. You’ll get five bands, each with a different level of resistance, making this suitable for beginners and experts alike. The bands are 48 inches long and made from latex, so they’re durable and made to last. You’ll also get two handles, two ankle straps and a door anchor to allow you to perform a wide variety of exercises. Not sure how to use resistance bands? U-POWEX has got you covered. Included in the set is a workout guide to help you perform a wide range of exercises to strengthen and tone your muscles. And all of this comes in a waterproof carry bag so you can take these with you wherever you go. Remember: always check with your health-care provider before beginning any type of exercise program.
Want to learn more about exercising with diabetes? Read “Add Movement to Your Life,” “The Health Benefits of Walking,” and “Picking the Right Activity to Meet Your Fitness Goals.”
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Amy Campbell: Amy Campbell is the author of Staying Healthy with Diabetes: Nutrition and Meal Planning and a frequent contributor to Diabetes Self-Management and Diabetes & You. She has co-authored several books, including the The Joslin Guide to Diabetes and the American Diabetes Association’s 16 Myths of a “Diabetic Diet,” for which she received a Will Solimene Award of Excellence in Medical Communication and a National Health Information Award in 2000. Amy also developed menus for Fit Not Fat at Forty Plus and co-authored Eat Carbs, Lose Weight with fitness expert Denise Austin. Amy earned a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Simmons College and a master’s degree in nutrition education from Boston University. In addition to being a Registered Dietitian, she is a Certified Diabetes Educator and a member of the American Dietetic Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Amy was formerly a Diabetes and Nutrition Educator at Joslin Diabetes Center, where she was responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of disease management programs, including clinical guideline and educational material development, and the development, testing, and implementation of disease management applications. She is currently the Director of Clinical Education Content Development and Training at Good Measures. Amy has developed and conducted training sessions for various disease and case management programs and is a frequent presenter at disease management events.
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