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Diabetes Canada clinical practice guidelines: What’s new in the physical activity chapter

Oct. 5, 2018

By being physically active, people with type 2 diabetes can improve their glucose control and may reduce their need for insulin and medications to manage the disease. But how much physical activity is enough to achieve these benefits? This issue highlights the new clinical practice guidelines to support prevention and management of type 2 diabetes through physical activity. Author: Ronald J. Sigal. (WellSpring | October 2018, Volume 29, Number 10)

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How many steps do you do in a day?

Sept. 10, 2018

Find out how many by borrowing one of our pedometer kits. They are free of charge to Alberta organizations. Start a friendly step challenge with your co-workers today!

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Reducing prolonged sedentary behaviour after a stroke: STand Up Frequently From Stroke (STUFFS)

Sept. 1, 2018

Individuals who have experienced a stroke often face physical challenges with walking and general movement. This can lead to prolonged periods of sedentary behaviour during the months post-stroke. This article highlights the benefits and importance of interrupting sedentary behaviour with bouts of physical activity to reduce the risk of developing health-related issues and support steps towards recovery. Authors: Victor E. Ezeugwu, Patricia J. Manns. (WellSpring | September 2018, Volume 29, Number 09)

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