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As we move along into the winter months, pressing for spring, remember to continue to get plenty of physical activity and water. It is important to continue to hydrate yourself even if you are not sweating. We still tend to lose water through our skin in the winter months. It is still better to consume 6-8 8 ounce glasses a water a day or more.
There are usually outside activities, weather permitting, given by local agencies. The Central Ohio Diabetes Association is holding an event on April 27th. Runners and walkers can get involved to benefit the Central Ohio Diabetes Association. There is a 25-30 dollar registration fee. Please visit their website for more information
Sometimes during the winter months, activity tends to wane. Many individuals with Type 2 Diabetes feel as though, it is too cold to do activity. Keep in mind that there are plenty of activities you can do in the home as well as equipment you can use. Here are some:
1. 1. If you do have a treadmill, dust it off and put it in front of your television. You can walk on the treadmill while you watch television. This idea has worked for many because it takes their mind off of what they are doing. Keep an eye on your feet because you do not want to slip off.
2. 2. Use your canned foods as weights to do arm or leg lifts. You can either stand or sit to do this.
3. 3. If you have access to the internet, search for a particular exercise on youtube and follow along in the comfort of your own home.
4. If you have a basement or a large area, walk in your home. I have had many individuals go down to their basement and use the basement as their “track”.