With the weather starting to cool down, it’s now more tolerable to spend time and plan activities outside.
I’m sure you’ve noticed more people walking around the neighborhood early in the morning or riding their bikes after work. Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health.
Being physically active can:
- improve your brain health
- help manage weight
- reduce the risk of disease
- strengthen bones and muscles, and
- improve your ability to do everyday activities.
Regular physical activity can reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. You can start seeing benefits from physical activity even without meeting the recommendations for 150 minutes a week of moderate physical activity.
Everyday activities that you can start using to increase your physical activities can include climbing stairs, grocery shopping, light stretching or Yoga, or playing with your grandchildren. Start slow and incorporate physical activity into your daily routine. Your body will thank you.
If you need guidance on how to start incorporating physical activity into your daily routine, join our Diabetes Prevention Program. Incorporating small healthy lifestyle changes is easy with the help and guidance from our Dietitian Holly! It is possible to prevent type 2 diabetes and even reverse your prediabetes.