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Why physical activity is good for type 2 diabetes

Updated: Jan 24

Physical activity is one of the most important things you can do to keep yourself young, healthy and happy.

Specifically, when it comes to type 2 diabetes, physical activity helps in several ways:

  • Improving glucose (HbA1c) levels

  • Helps the body use insulin better by increasing insulin sensitivity

  • Helps you lose weight and keep it off

  • Gives you more energy and sleep better

  • Helps lift your mood and reduce stress

What's the best exercise and how much should you do?

The truth is that there is no best exercise for diabetes - the best is simply one that you enjoy and will want to do regularly.

Whilst doing any kind of exercise is better than none, experts recommend targeting at least 150 minutes of moderate activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity per week to get the most benefit.

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