Exercise Options & Pre-Diabetes?

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:  It’s great that you have been exercising!  Research shows that those with Pre-Diabetes can make simple lifestyle changes (including regular physical activity) to reduce risk for diabetes later in life.  With regards to exercise in the colder months, here are a few suggestions:

  • If you enjoy exercising outdoors, look into winter activities such as skiing (down hill or cross-country),  snow shoeing, or ice skating for example).
  • Look into joining a gym or health club when the weather does allow for outdoor activity.
  • Check with your local community center for group exercise classes.
  • Consider purchasing a piece of exercise equipment for your home (such as a treadmill for example).

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