MODULE # 10 MANAGING YOUR FITNESS

GRAPHIC (SLIDE): Managing your fitness

SUPER: John Parker, 34 Diagnosed in 2004
NARRATOR (5s): John didn't take care of his diabetes and at 31 he ended up in the hospital.
JOHN PARKER (5s): My sugar level got so out of whack to the point where the diabetes, it was actually like killing me.

SUPER: KAREN KISS, 48 Diagnosed in 1991
KAREN (9s): I was tired of gaining weight and feeling sick and tired all the time and I just wanted to change and get rid of it, get rid of the weight.

GRAPHIC: FACTS AND RISK FACTORS

SUPER: Dr. Ian Blumer, Diabetes Specialist
DR IAN BLUMER (20s): If you don't exercise, if you remain sedentary, then it's going to be harder for you to lose weight, so you have complications from being overweight, you'll be more likely to have high blood pressure, be more likely to have a high blood sugar, be more likely to have high cholesterol and if you have all those different features then you're more likely to run into problems with blindness, kidney failure, strokes, heart attacks.

GRAPHIC: TIPS
NARRATOR (4s): Many of these serious problems can be avoided by managing your fitness.

TEXT: 1) get moving
NARRATOR (4s): Number 1. Get moving, get active, and be creative.
NARRATOR (4s): Try taking the stairs or parking further away from your destination.
IAN BLUMER (10s): Small amounts of exercise, if someone starts to go out for a walk 5 or 10 minutes a day, even that small amount of exercise can make a difference.

TEXT AND NARRATOR 2) talk to your family health care provider

NARRATOR (6s): Number 2. Talk to your family health care provider to discuss what level of exercise is right for you.

TEXT: 3) 30 minutes 5 times a week

NARRATOR (7s): Number 3. Exercise 30 minutes a day five times a week or a 150 minutes spread throughout the week.

NARRATOR (10s): Karen got started by joining her local YMCA where she found fitness expert Genevieve, who put together a balanced program including cardio, weights and aquafit.

KAREN (8s): In the last six months that I've been doing more exercises I've lost 47 pounds. But overall I've lost over a hundred.

NARRATOR (8s): It took a near death experience for John to tackle the idea of exercise. But a year later, he ran his first 10 kilometres.
JOHN PARKER (11s): I ran that last lap and when I was done, I was ecstatic. I was just - you know what, that's when I realized, as long as you stick to it, and you want to do something, you can do it. I was blown away that day.

TEXT: BENEFITS
NARRATOR (5s): If you have diabetes, regular exercise can reduce the risk of death by up to 50%.
DR IAN BLUMER (13s): Exercise helps control your blood glucose. It helps to lower your bad cholesterol. It helps to control your blood pressure. You know, if all the ways that exercise helped you was replicated in a drug it would be considered a miracle drug.

KAREN (3s): I want to tell everybody get your butt moving.
JOHN (3s): As long as you stick to it, you will get to where you want to go.
NARRATOR (00:06): For more information check your fact sheet - Physical Activity.
NARRATOR (00:06): And to get active check out your local community or fitness centre.
GRAPHICS (End slide): FOR MORE INFORMATION
CHECK YOUR FACT SHEET PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

GRAPHICS (End slide): TO GET ACTIVE CHECK OUT LOCAL COMMUNITY OR FITNESS CENTRE


END CREDITS (Slide): SPECIAL THANKS
Karen Kiss
John Parker
Genevieve Hladysh, Certified Fitness Leader

END CREDITS (Slide): Les Chater Family YMCA
Canadian Diabetes Association

END CREDITS (Slide): SENIOR MEDICAL CONSULTANT
Dr. Ian Blumer
Chair; Dissemination and Implementation Committee
CDA 2008 Clinical Practice Guidelines

www.ourdiabetes.com

END CREDITS (Slide): PRODUCED BY
The Government of Ontario

END CREDITS (Slide): Queen's Printer for Ontario 2009

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