Working out benefits everyone, not just those with diabetes. The more you can get your family involved in exercise, the easier it will be for everyone.
Tips for Getting Active with Your Family
- Ask your family to join in! They can walk or jog with you. If not, tell them how they can encourage your efforts.
- Plan family activities that involve some form of physical activity—walking the dog, a nature walk, or a bicycle trip to the corner store.
- An evening stroll or bicycle ride might enhance the quality of life for all family members.
- In addition, helping your children stay fit and at a healthy weight lowers their risk for developing diabetes.