Exercise for people with type 2 diabetes (Part 5)

Exercise for people with type 2 diabetes (Part 5)

Encourage exercise for health

Consistent moderate exercise provides tremendous health benefits for people with type 2 diabetes. However, physical activity is often underused as a source of therapeutic treatment. The health or wellness professional’s knowledge of the particular concerns of people with diabetes and sensitivity to their special exercise program needs can provide valuable support.

 

Encouraging the client’s adherence to a regular program of activity is much more important than undertaking an aggressive training program. The professional’s understanding, support, expertise and continued motivation may be key to keeping clients with diabetes active, healthy and returning regularly to enjoy a higher quality of life.

 

Shirley Archer, J.D., M.A., is author of the Pilates Deck and the Everything® Weight Training Book. She’s a health and wellness educator, award-winning author, chair of the IDEA Water Fitness Committee and an international presenter. Contact Shirley regarding workshops or her books at www.shirleyarcher.com.

 

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This article is provided courtesy of the International Council on Active Aging www.icaa.cc

 

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