Regular exercise helps prevent and manage type 2 diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, adults with type 2 diabetes should get at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous-intensity physical activity per week.
Ideally, weekly exercise would be spread over at least three days, with no more than two days passing without some form of activity. Weekly workouts should include resistance, or strength training at least two or three days, preferably on nonconsecutive day.
There are many benefits to regular physical activity. Exercise can help you:
- Lose weight
- Lower your blood sugar
- Boost your sensitivity to insulin – which helps keep your blood sugar within a normal range
Here are some local ways to be more active...