December 20, 2010


COLUMBIA, Tenn. — The Diabetes Education Group at Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC) will host a meeting titled “Home Exercises” on Tuesday, January 4, 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, an exercise physiologist on the cardiac rehabilitation staff at the medical center, will discuss the positive benefits of exercise. Cobb will demonstrate exercises that can be done in the comfort of your home using free weights, exercise balls and resistance bands. These exercises aid in losing weight, strengthening bones, building muscle and controlling blood glucose. Following the demonstration, there will be an opportunity for questions and answers.


“Exercise is an essential part of properly managing diabetes,” said Donna Shedd, RN and certified diabetes educator at the medical center. “Exercise often 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 the upcoming meeting.”

For more information on the Diabetes Education Group at MRMC, call Donna Shedd at 931.540.4324.