Prediabetes: Exercise Tips
If you have been diagnosed with prediabetes, you have an opportunity to prevent the progression of this condition to full-blown type 2 diabetes. Studies have shown that by getting regular exercise, changing your diet, and losing weight, you can play a key role in preventing diabetes. Any type of physical activity may be beneficial, such as:1
Experts say to do either of these things for exercise:2
It's fine to be active in blocks of 10 minutes or more throughout your day and week.
The National Diabetes Education Program's Small Steps Big Rewards program outlines several ways to make minor adjustments to your lifestyle that can have a big impact on preventing prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. These include setting goals for moderate weight loss and exercise and tracking your progress. For example, your goal might be to:
For more information about the Small Steps Big Rewards program, visit the National Diabetes Education Program Web site at http://www.ndep.nih.gov.
Before starting an exercise program
For more information, see the topic Fitness.
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