Everybody benefits from regular exercise. If you have diabetes, or are at risk of diabetes it plays an important role in keeping you healthy.
You can do anything that gets you moving. Here are some suggestions for you to discuss with your doctor:
- Cycling/ exercise bike
- Water aerobics
- Pushups, dumbells
- Muscle strengthening exercise
Increasing your general physical activity is also helpful, e.g. taking the stairs instead of the lift, getting up to change the TV station instead of using the remote control, housework, and gardening.
Amount of exercise: For good health, you should be doing about 30 minutes of exercise at least 5 days per week. (For obese at least 60 min of exercise per day)
Reduce sedentary time – break up extended amounts of time spent sitting (90 min)
Healthy eating plays a key role in prevention and management of diabetes and weight maintenance.