A mix of strength, aerobic and stretching exercises may reduce diabetes risk.
Walking and running are common aerobic exercises that can reduce diabetes risk. However researchers also found that strength training (weight lifting) or muscle conditioning (stretching, etc) helps too. From a national sample of 99,000 women aged 36-81, they found that at least one hour of strength training and conditioning plus at least 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week led to a 67% reduced risk of diabetes.
Choose a variety of aerobic, strength and conditioning options to your exercise regime.
Brian R. Bell, MPH
Source: PositiveChoices.com. Used with permission.