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Overcoming Roadblocks to Being Active

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In addition to eating a healthy and balanced diet, exercise is another way to help manage diabetes because regular activity can help lower your blood sugar.
 
If you're not active, one of the following roadblocks may have stopped you. Think about the benefits of being active and try one of these tips: 
 
  
 
Roadblock Tips
"No time"

Do as much as you can - every step counts. Start with 5-10 minutes a day and work up little by little. Park farther away in the parking lot.

"I'm too tired after work" Try to do something before work or take a walk during a break.
"I feel funny going to the gym" Choose an activity you can do at home like an aerobics class on TV or going for a walk.
"Walking hurts my knees" Try arm chair exercises or swimming.
"Exercise is boring" Find something you enjoy doing. Try to find a partner. Try listening to music with headphones.