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Move More Each Day to Help Prevent or Manage Diabetes
move more if you have diabetesFind ways to be more active each day. Try to be active for at least 30 minutes, 5 days a week. Walking is a great way to get started and you can do it almost anywhere at any time. Bike riding, swimming, and dancing are also good ways to move more.
If you are looking for a safe place to be active, contact your local parks department or health department to ask about walking maps, community centers, and nearby parks.

Any activity is good, here are just a few examples of easy ways to increase your activity level:
  • Show your kids the dances you used to do when you were their age.
  • Turn up the music and jam while doing household chores.
  • Work out with a video that shows you how to get active.
  • Deliver a message in person to a co-worker instead of sending an e-mail.
  • Take the stairs to your office. Or take the stairs as far as you can, and then take the elevator the rest of the way.
  • Catch up with friends during a walk instead of by phone.
  • March in place while you watch TV.
  • Choose a place to walk that is safe, such as your local mall.
  • Get off of the bus one stop early and walk the rest of the way home or to work if it is safe.

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