Exercising daily is an important lifestyle change to strive for when considering a treatment plan for obesity. Learn about simple exercises you can do at home to help get you on your way.
Almost 90% of people who have type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese. If you're overweight or obese, you will need to create an effective diet and exercise plan with your diabetes healthcare team. Being overweight or obese puts added pressure on the body's ability to properly use insulin to control blood sugar levels.
Print this Action Plan and check off items that you want to discuss with your healthcare provider or endocrinologist.
If you are looking for home exercises or injury treatment options, you may want to consider the following specialists:
Physiotherapy is treatment to restore, maintain, and make the most of a patient's mobility, function, and well-being. Physiotherapy helps through physical rehabilitation of muscles and tendons and joints, injury prevention, and health and fitness. Physiotherapists are also great at getting you involved in your own recovery, often assigning you specialized exercises to do daily at home.
Chiropractors can treat back pain, neck pain, arthritis, headaches, physical injuries and more. They are spine, muscle and nervous system experts who specialize in assessing injuries and pain, diagnosing, treating and developing care plans to keep you moving.
Massage therapists assess and treat soft tissues and joints of the body. Their work helps improve and maintain good health and treat pain from injuries and physical disorders. Massage therapy can promote blood flow to muscles that are fatigued or that have suffered an injury.