Living with Type 1 Diabetes

Creative ways for couch-potato families to get moving

Do you feel like your family is stuck in a couch-potato rut, and you desperately want to get out of it? Well, there are easy, creative ways to work physical activities into your family’s life — and get the recommended 10,000 steps daily — while doing things that are so much fun you won’t even notice you’re exercising. We asked exercise physiologists with the American College of Sports Medicine for their tried-and-true ways to get couch potatoes to add more movement to their day, and they offered these creative options. So strap on your pedometer and start counting your steps and improving your fitness. —  Go on an active scavenger hunt. —  Give dance a chance.

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Martin is the Founder of SelfRx Media and editor-in-chief of Insulin Nation. He's a passionate about sharing knowledge with those affected by Diabetes.

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