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New Guidelines Urge Diabetics to Move More

health diabetics exercisesExercise is absolutely necessary for diabetics to help them manage blood sugar levels. Even engaging in light activities can improve their overall health.

Key takeaways:

  • People with diabetes should engage in at least 3 minutes of light activity for every 30 minutes of prolonged sitting.
  • Specific types of exercise are emphasized — balance training, aerobic exercise (walking, biking), flexibility and resistance training (weights).
  • Diabetics who are physically active in their everyday lives can effectively control their blood glucose.

Supervised, structured exercise programs are more beneficial for diabetes patients, according to the guidelines, which also outline how patients should monitor their blood sugar levels during physical activity.

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