1 Stationary Bicycling

Bicycling is also a form of aerobic exercise, one that makes your heart stronger and your lungs function better. A stationary bike is ideal for people with diabetes because you can do it inside, no matter the weather, and you don’t have to worry ab...

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2 Swimming

Swimming is another aerobic exercise — and an ideal one for people with type 2 diabetes because it doesn’t put pressure on your joints. “Being buoyed by the water is less stressful for you,” Colberg-Ochs says. Swimming also is easier on your ...

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3 Yoga

A number of studies show that if you have diabetes, yoga can benefit you in several ways. It can help lower body fat, fight insulin resistance, and improve nerve function — all important when you have type 2 diabetes. Like tai chi, yoga is also a g...

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4 Weight Training

“I can’t say enough about the benefits of weight training, not just for people with diabetes but for everyone,” Colberg-Ochs says.Weight Training builds muscle mass, important for those with type 2 diabetes. “If you lose muscle mass, you have...

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5 Tai chi

Tai chi, a series of movements performed in a slow and relaxed manner over 30 minutes, has been practiced for centuries. At least one small study has confirmed it is an excellent choice of exercise for type 2 diabetes, Colberg-Ochs says. Tai chi is i...

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6 Walking

“Walking is easy for people to do,” Colberg-Ochs says. “All you need is a good pair of shoes and somewhere to go. Walking is probably one of the most prescribed activities for people with type II diabetes.” Brisk walking done at a pace that r...

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7 Making Exercise a Daily Habit

Do you get enough exercise? If you're like many Americans, the answer is no — and that's especially true for those of us with diabetes. Studies show as few as 39 percent of people with Type II diabetes participate in regular physical activity, comp...

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