Houston Texan Duane Brown knows first-hand how serious diabetes is and how raising awareness is key to helping Stop Diabetes®. His mom was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes when he was 6 years old. After serious life threats Duane got his mother and grandmother a membership to the gym and put them on a special diet. He helped his mom and grandmother take a step towards a healthier life style.
Duane advocates for the prevention of type 2 diabetes because he doesn’t want to see others go through what his mom went through. Duane is proud to be part of the American Diabetes Association’s movement to Stop Diabetes by educating the public about preventing and managing type 2 diabetes.
1 Hour of Exercise is 4% of Your Day
Regular physical activity is important for everyone, but it is especially important for people with diabetes and those at risk for diabetes. One hour may seem like a lot of time being taken out of your busy schedule but it will be worth it.
You don’t have to be active for one hour straight, make physical activity part of your daily routine. For example, walk or bike to work or to the store, exercise while you watch TV, take the stairs instead of the elevator, or do something active with your family to spend time together.
Don’t be discouraged. Everyday activities you do on your own like gardening and household chores get you moving and help burn calories. Remember all of the benefits that come with being physically active. Increasing the amount of physical activity you do will actually increase your energy. Stop making excuses and start moving.