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Here is a question I recently received from FOODPICKER.org:

I have pre-diabetes and have been doing a pretty good job of exercising outdoors during the spring and summer months.  Now that the weather is starting to cool down, I am trying to determine what I can do for physical activity in the colder months.  Suggestions?

Answer:  Its great to hear that you have enjoying the outdoors the past few months and engaging in physical activity.  Regular physical activity is a lifestyle modification that can help to lower your risk for developing type 2 diabetes in the future.  Below are some suggestions for physical activity that can be done in the colder months:

  • Winter sports/activities  including down hill skiing, snow boarding, snow shoeing, ice hockey, or ice skating
  • Purchase a membership at a local gym or sports/recreation center with a walking track, pool and/or fitness equipment
  • Walk laps at a local mall or shopping center
  • Try group exercise classes or tapes
  • Purchase a piece of exercise equipment such as a treadmill, stationary bike or elliptical machine
  • Use free weights to tone your arm and leg muscles
  • Opt to park farther away from a store entrance to increase the distance you have to walk
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