Sample Walking Program for Diabetes
Diabetes and Lifestyle
Calories Burned from Different Activities
Walking, walking, walking. The absolute easiest thing all of us can do to increase our physical activity. We can walk up the stairs instead of taking the elevator. Start with one level, then grab the elevator. Later, you can get to two levels and so on.
I have recently seen suggestions that you walk around while you are talking on the phone, instead of being stretched out on the sofa or sitting still in your office chair. Walk your block once a day if you can. You do the vacuuming, give the kids something else to do instead. Walking is cheap, easy to add to your life and fun once you get back into walking outdoors again. We do recommend good walking shoes. You must protect your feet, no matter what.
We have tried many different brands of shoes for walking. Look for the shoes with instep control.
So let’s get started!
Source: adapted from the Surgeon Generals Report on Physical Activity and Health, 1996.
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