Diabetes: Exercise

 

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Being active can lower your blood sugar levels

Being physically active is good for diabetes. Whether you feel able to go for a run or a swim, or can manage some arm stretches or on-the-spot walking while the kettle boils, it all makes a difference. 

Physical exercise helps lower your blood sugar level. You should aim for 2.5 hours of activity a week.

You can be active anywhere as long as what you're doing gets you out of breath.

This could be:

  • fast walking
  • climbing stairs
  • doing more strenuous housework or gardening
 

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