Physical activity plays an important part in the life of a person with diabetes. Being physically active helps you control your blood glucose and blood pressure. Taking part in physical activity provides protection against heart disease and stroke. Research shows that physical activity can even improve a person’s mood and self esteem. In addition, physical activity is an excellent way to control excess weight.
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