Preventing the onset of diabetes for those with prediabetes, or managing symptoms for those who already have the condition, is crucial to maintain health and prevent complications. Exercise is one proven way to help manage diabetes.
Staying physically active also helps prevent diabetes-related health complications and improves overall quality of life.
Types of exercise for people with Diabetes
Also known as cardiovascular exercise, aerobic activity helps the body use insulin more effectively. It brings other benefits too, including:
- stress relief
- improved circulation
- reduced risk of heart disease
- lower blood pressure
- improved cholesterol levels
- strong bones
- weight management
- better mood