Share Your Skills!
Benefits of Exercise
Share Your Skills!
Goals
Share Your Skills!
100
Push-ups (wall, table or floor)
100
True or False: Exercise can lower your blood sugar immediately, and help reduce your A1C over time.
True!
100
Arm raises
100
What is the recommendation for frequency and length of exercise?
At least 30 minutes 5 days a week.
100
Chair - knee raises
200
Toe-touches
200
True or False: Exercise will likely raise your risk for heart disease and high cholesterol.
False!
200
Ankle rolls
200
Cardio workouts use large muscle groups in repetitive motions over time. Cardio gets your heart pumping and you may even feel a little short of breath. Name 3 examples of cardio exercise!
Cardio includes walking, stair climbing, swimming, hiking, cycling, rowing, tennis, and dancing.
200
Jumping jacks
300
Chair - stand ups
300
Name 2 benefits of exercise that people with AND without diabetes can experience.
More energy, better weight control, better moods, less stress, improved sleep, stronger muscles
300
Arm circles
300
Strength training builds up muscle with repetitive motion using weight or resistance. Name 3 things you can use at home to create weight or resistance!
Body weight, free weights (or soup cans and water bottles!), or elastic bands.
300
Neck rolls
400
Chair - one leg raises
400
True or False: Even though exercise may increase your heart rate at the time, routinely exercising can help lower your blood pressure.
True!
400
Chair- double leg raises
400
Exercising your flexibility challenges the ability of your body’s joints to move freely through a full range of motion. Name 2 flexibility exercises!
Various stationary stretches and stretches that involve movement. Yoga is an excellent means of improving flexibility.
400
Single leg balance (you can use the back of a chair to provide support)
500
Show us one of your favorite exercises!
500
True or False: Exercise can cause low blood sugar.
True! It is important to monitor your blood sugar and keep snacks on hand - especially if using insulin, and diabetes pills such as sulfonylureas and meglitinides (Prandin), which raise your risk of low blood sugars.
500
Show us one of your favorite chair exercises!
500
Aside from flexibility, strength training, and cardio, can you name one more type of exercise that helps with stability?
Balance exercises
500
Show us one of your favorite exercises!
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