Diabetes Forecast

Stuck Indoors? You Can Still Be Active!

Indoor exercises to do while you practice social distancing

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Everyone may be staying at home in the name of social distancing, but what about exercise? Physical activity is one of the best ways to keep your A1C in a healthy range, so it’s still important for people with diabetes to be active even as they remain vigilant against the coronavirus (COVID-19). Luckily, there are plenty of ways to do that without leaving home.

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To remind you to regularly stand up, set the alarm on your phone for every half hour. Then do three—or more—of these moves for one minute each.

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These moves can help you strengthen and flex your muscles and joints, extra important if you have arthritis in your knees or hips. Even if you don’t work up a sweat—as you might during a more traditional workout—you’ll feel your muscles working.

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These moves are designed to help tone your major muscle groups and promote joint flexibility, all from your bed.

5 Resistance-Training Exercises

 

These exercises work most of your major muscle groups in a single strength-training session.

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This 10-minute stretching session can keep you limber.

Inexpensive Equipment for Building a Home Gym

 

Maybe you’ve already got these items lying around the house. If not, all are available to order online. 

 

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