Session 2: Get Active
Adaptations from the original DPP include explaining what kilojoules/calories are and the link between activity and energy balance. The role model story character is changed to be a culturally appropriate model. An “activity mapping” exercise has been added to help participants lay out their daily routine and identify times and places when they might become more active. Obstacles to exercise and methods of being more active have been adapted to be culturally appropriate. More safety information, particularly for individuals with diabetes, is provided.
At the end of Session 2, participants will:
Understand why being active is important
Understand ways to start being active
In this session participants learn how being more active can make them healthier, improving the way they feel and lowering blood sugar and blood pressure. A role model story of a middle-aged, overweight man with diabetes is introduced.
This session includes guidance on finding ways to become more active, guidance on how to be active at a moderate pace, and help to problem-solve common barriers to being active. Information on how to exercise safely, including specific safety guidelines for individuals with diabetes, is provided. The session ends with a goal setting activity.
Video Length: 22:14