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December 30, 2008

MAURY REGIONAL DIABETES EDUCATION GROUP DISCUSSES PROPER EXERCISING

COLUMBIA, Tenn.–The Diabetes Education Group at Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC) will host a meeting titled “Exercising at Home” on Tuesday, January 6 in the medical center’s Private Dining Room 1 at 11:30 a.m. The group, which meets monthly at MRMC, encourages the public to attend this free event.

Thomas Cobb, exercise physiologist on the cardiac rehabilitation staff at MRMC, will discuss the positive effects exercise has on the human body. Cobb will demonstrate exercises that can be done in the comfort of your home such as free weights, exercise balls and resistance bands. These exercises aid in losing weight, strengthening bones, building muscle and controlling blood glucose. Following demonstrations, there will be a time for questions and answers.

“Exercise is an essential element of diabetes management,” said Donna Shedd, RN and diabetes program coordinator at MRMC. “Exercise usually helps lower one’s blood sugar. Sugar and insulin flow to the muscles during exercise, causing more sugar to be burned. Thomas Cobb will discuss this and other benefits of proper exercising at this month’s meeting.”

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