Exercise protects against diabetes in a number of ways. First, it can help you shed pounds, thus reducing your risk for the disease. It also helps you lose dangerous abdominal fat, also called visceral fat, which puts you at risk not only for pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes but also for heart disease and other illnesses.
And finally, it reduces insulin resistance, meaning it makes insulin more effective at transporting glucose into all the body's cells.
The result: better blood sugar control and improved overall health.
Before you start working out, read this critical advice about exercising with diabetes.
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