Diabetics: Take Action to Stay Active
Broadcast Dates: Monday, June 11 - Sunday, June 17, 2012
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Being physically active is a way of life for many of us. And for those with diabetes, it’s especially important.
Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, bringing you Healthy Moments. I’m the Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at NIH.
Some people with type 2 diabetes, who are overweight or obese, have a difficult time being active. Climbing stairs, pushing a vacuum, and walking can be a challenge.
A recent study sponsored by our Institute provides hope. The study found that for overweight or obese adults with type 2 diabetes, making lifestyle changes to lose weight and increase fitness, can help their ability to move around.
To help shed pounds, try these lifestyle changes:
- At mealtime, make half of your plate fruits and vegetables.
- And get at least 30-60 minutes of physical activity, such as a brisk walk, on most days.
For more information, visit our website at NIDDK. This is Dr. Griffin Rodgers. Join me next week for more Healthy Moments.
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