Physical Activity Resources

Physical activity promotes overall health in many ways.  Some of these include improving self-esteem and feelings of well-being, which work to reduce depression and anxiety; helping to build and maintain bones, muscles, and joints; building endurance and muscle strength; helping manage weight and control blood pressure; and reducing the risk of heart disease, colon cancer, and type 2 diabetes.

 

Visit these websites for general physical activity recommendations and resources.

Calculate your BMI

The body mass index (BMI) is an important number to know in preventing diabetes and its complications.  This website includes recipes, activities, and other useful information for getting to a healty weight.