Exercise info. - Ever hear of Olympic gold-medal swimmer...

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Ever hear of Olympic gold-medal swimmer Gary Hall? How about pro golfers Kelli Kuehne and Michelle  McGann? Or Major League Baseball pitcher Jason Johnson? Aside from being awesome athletes, these  people have something in common - they all have  diabetes . Like anyone else, people with diabetes are healthier if they get plenty of  exercise . They also have the same  chances of excelling at sports. Whether you want to go for the gold or just go hiking in your hometown, your  diabetes won't hold you back. How Exercise Helps People With Diabetes Exercise is an important part of managing diabetes and staying healthy in other ways. Here are some of the  benefits of exercise: It helps your body use  insulin  (pronounced:  in -suh-lin), a hormone that helps your body get the  energy from the foods you eat.  It burns calories and builds muscle, which helps you reach and stay at a healthy weight.  It strengthens your  bones  and  muscles It reduces your risk of heart disease and some types of cancer.  It improves coordination, balance, strength, and endurance.  It can increase your energy level.  It helps you feel good about yourself and your abilities.  It relieves tension and  stress , relaxes you, and boosts your mood, too.  All exercise is great - from walking the dog or riding a bike to playing team sports - just be sure to be active 
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