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20 Exercise Safety Tips for Diabetics


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Warm Up and Stretch When You Start Exercising
Yoga is one way to warm up before exercising.
Yoga is one way to warm up before exercising.
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Warm up with a low-impact exercise like walking. This gets your heart and muscles prepared to work. After you are warmed up, you may want to stretch gently. Stretching helps keep muscles and joints flexible. Tight muscles and joints are more prone to injury.


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