Burning Fat Through Exercise

As much time as we spend worrying about the prevalence of obesity in America, most people know surprisingly little about what fat is and how the body can get rid of it…

All About Walking

Walking is the most popular form of exercise in the United States and throughout most of the world. Regular walking has been linked to significant health benefits, including weight loss, reduced cardiovascular risk, and reduced risk of cancer…

More Movement is NEAT!

The scientific term for the energy a person expends on everyday activities is non-exercise activity thermogenesis, or NEAT. “Expending energy” is another way to say “burning calories,” so doing more “NEAT activities” may help with weight maintenance as well as improved overall health…

Staying Active as a Family

It is no secret that exercise and physical activity can help keep the body in a healthier state. With all the benefits for people with and without diabetes, doesn’t it make sense to make engaging in physical activity a family affair?

Exercising With an Insulin Pump

Whether you consider yourself an athlete or an occasional recreational sports participant, you benefit from any activity that you do, because all exercise can improve your body’s ability to use insulin. If you do not inject or infuse insulin to treat…

Training for a Walkathon

Starting and sticking to an exercise program is not an easy task. About half of the people who start an exercise program give it up within the first six months, including those who take up walking for exercise. One way to raise your chances of keeping…

Physical Activity

“The only exercise some people get is jumping to conclusions.”

—Fred Allen

If jumping to conclusions is your only form of physical activity, you are overlooking one of the top tools available to improve your diabetes control! Healthful eating…

Getting Started Exercising

Regular exercise is good for everyone. If you’ve never been active or haven’t been in many years, take a look at these resources to help you take the next step…

Keeping Active With Diabetes and Arthritis

Daily physical activity is essential for good health and blood glucose control in people with diabetes. But what if you also have arthritis? One in five American adults has been diagnosed with arthritis, and half of all adults with diagnosed diabetes also have arthritis…

Get Moving With Yoga

Popular images of yoga often show a sinewy person folded, pretzel-like, into a joint-defying pose, perhaps while balancing on one leg, to boot. While impressive, such images often scare people away from the very practice they are promoting or celebrating, namely yoga. That’s unfortunate, because yoga has benefits for everyone, no matter how flexible or sinewy…