Don’t Let Nerve Pain Keep You on the Sidelines
Regular exercise is essential for managing diabetes—even if you have nerve damage due to high blood sugar. Just follow these precautions when you work out.
Exercise for the Ages
While regular physical activity is a cornerstone of wellness at any age, it’s during your 30s, 40s and 50s that exercise becomes especially important.
Exercise for the Seriously Unfit
You can't walk across a room without huffing and puffing. Your arms get tired unpacking a bag of groceries. You're carrying more and more excess body weight. And you can't remember the last time you got any real exercise.
Exercise—Are You Getting Enough?
Exercise is one of the best ways to help keep diabetes under control. Yet researchers say that many people with diabetes don’t get enough activity.
Maximize Your Exercise Time
To keep yourself entertained and enthused, wear headphones and listen to high-energy music while you work out.
Move to the Music: Dancing as Exercise
The benefits of dancing go well beyond heart health and physical fitness. Dancing, especially group dance activities, provides opportunities for people of all ages to be socially and mentally engaged, as well.
Stay Fit When You Have a Health Challenge
Working out when you have a serious illness or health problem can be challenging. But for most people who have health issues, exercising can improve their prognosis and well-being. In fact, exercise can play an important role in helping you cope with or recover from a health challenge or accident.
Using Exercise to Ease Chronic Conditions
"We now know that exercise is the most underrated health precaution anyone, even those with chronic conditions, can take," says J. Larry Durstine, Ph.D., a spokesman for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).