Exercising With Diabetes
can exercise help reverse the effects of diabetes?
The two most important types of exercise are aerobic exercise and strength training. Regular aerobic exercise can reduce your risk for heart disease, and help you better manage your insulin levels.
As you begin your exercise routine, consider the benefits of strength training as well. Strength training prevents muscle loss, which is key to independent living as you age. It also reduces your risk for osteoporosis and bone fractures.
- Weight machines or free weights at the gym
- Using resistance bands
- Calisthenics or exercises that use your own body weight to work your muscles.
- Other activities that build and keep muscle like heavy gardening
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