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How can exercise help manage type 2 diabetes?

Related Topics: Type 2 Diabetes, Exercise
 

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Exercise is very important in managing type 2 diabetes. Combining diet, exercise, and medicine (when prescribed) will help control your weight and blood sugar level.

Exercise helps control type 2 diabetes by:

  • Improving your body's use of insulin.
  • Burning excess body fat, helping to decrease and control weight (decreased body fat results in improved insulin sensitivity).
  • Improving muscle strength.
  • Increasing bone density and strength.
  • Lowering blood pressure.
  • Helping to protect against heart and blood vessel disease by lowering 'bad' LDL cholesterol and increasing 'good' HDL cholesterol.
  • Improving blood circulation and reducing your risk of heart disease.
  • Increasing energy level and enhancing work capacity.
  • Reducing stress, promoting relaxation, and releasing tension and anxiety.

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