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Yoga and Diabetes: getting active and energized

Two years ago I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. I was quite distressed and worried by the news and knew that I would have to make some significant life changes. My diet was one, but introducing some form of activity and exercise was another ; that would improve my well-being. Choosing an activity that you enjoy ( rather then being a chore) is far more fun and you will be more likely to keep it up. For me, it was Yoga I found it relaxing, calming but it challenged me also. Yoga has helped me build muscle and core strength . By creating healthy habits, such as sitting less and moving more, has given me positive energy.

Barbara, Oxfordshire, July 2015