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Diabetes and Exercise - Not Just for the Fit
The American Diabetes Association recommends at least 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week of moderate level exercise to help prevent or control diabetes.

You don't have to join a gym to get exercise. Walking, bicycling, swimming, gardening, hiking, dancing or just parking farther away from your destination can help improve your chances of keeping diabetes away.

If you are now a couch potato, start by exercising just 5 or 10 minutes a day and gradually build on it.

Exercise is beneficial in the following ways: glucose control, weight management, stress management, lower blood pressure levels, lower heart rate and a stronger heart, increased metabolism, relief of pain, better lung function and improved mood.

Once you develop the habit of exercising, it is beneficial to add resistance training to your routine, 3 days a week. This would include light weights, swimming, or resistance bands. Resistance training is particularly beneficial for those with arthritis and also helps improve stamina and strength.

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