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Advice for people with diabetes and their families

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Free exercise resources

Whether you’re just starting out with physical activity, or you’re looking for some inspiration and new activities to try out, take a look through our collection of free resources - designed to help you get moving in your day-to-day life.

Riffat practicing a yoga pose in her garden as she gets moving at home
A snippet of the free Diabetes UK Five Ways To Move More While Sitting Down pdf poster

Download our poster

Featuring five ways to move more while you’re sitting down, our free poster is a great resource to start with if you’re looking to introduce some gentle movements into your daily routine - whether you’re at a desk, at home or on the move.
Celene

Watch our routine

In this video, Celene, our Physical Activity Coordinator, shows you five simple arm movements you can do in three minutes either sitting down or standing up. Follow along with her as she takes you through the routine and gets you moving.
Guide

Get your free guide

Packed full of information and advice about moving more when you have diabetes, this free guide - which includes an activity journal and space for you to track your progress - will help you build movement into your life.

If you already go to the gym, take part in classes or follow your own workout routine, download our free 10-week activity planner (PDF, 136KB) to help you schedule in your exercise.

A lady stepping on the spot as she takes part in the Diabetes UK Get Moving course

Start your journey to move more

We’re running free physical activity classes for people living with diabetes, both online and face-to-face with coronavirus safety measures in place. Find out more and sign up today.
A lady on the phone to the Diabetes UK physical activity helpline service

Get one-to-one support with moving more

Our trained specialists will help you build your confidence and find new ways to get moving. Call our helpline on 0345 123 2399 from Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm.
Two Diabetes UK supporters on a walk

Get inspired by others

Hear from people living with diabetes who have discovered the importance of keeping active and get inspired as they share their tips and tricks to get moving.
A man running as he takes on a Diabetes UK challenge

Take on a challenge

Looking to push yourself? Take a look through the fundraising events we’re running this year and walk, run, cycle or swim your way towards a healthier you.

When taking part in any new physical activity programme, there is the possibility of physical injury. If you take part in the activities that we share, you are doing so at your own risk. It’s important that you always check with your GP before trying new exercises. If you experience any pain or difficulty when carrying out these exercises, stop and speak to your GP or diabetes team.

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