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Exercise prescription for diabetes
Combining aerobic exercise and strength training is best for diabetes.
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xercise is excellent medicine for an ailing heart, or for keeping ahealthy one healthy. It’s just as important for type 2 diabetes. This is the kind of diabetes that tends to develop gradually, often in response to excess weight or lack of physical activity. Is onekind of exercise better than another for diabetes? A new “exercise prescription” from the American Heart Association recommends a combination of aerobic exercise and strength training. It’s also agreat combination for the heart. This dual strategy makes sense. Aerobic activity, like walking or swimming, strengthens the heart, lungs, and muscles. It helps control blood pressure and blood sugar....