5 Reasons to Fight
Diabetes with
Regular Exercise

The health benefits of regular exercise and physical activity are hard to ignore. Not only does it make you feel better, more energetic, regular exercise can help you in your fight against diabetes (and other diseases) regardless of your age and gender.

Are you convinced enough to exercise yet?
Check out these five ways how exercise can help in the prevention/treatment of diabetes. 1

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Exercise controls weight

Control weight with exercise

Exercise can help prevent excess weight gain or help maintain weight loss. When you engage in physical activity, you burn calories. The more intense the activity, the more calories you burn. If you can't do an actual workout, opt for simpler ways, like - taking the stairs instead of the elevator or revving up your household chores.1

Exercise helps avoid complications

Exercise helps avoid complications

Exercising every day can help prevent heart attack and stroke in people with diabetes. A daily 30-minute walk can help manage diabetes and lower your chances of developing problems associated with the disease.2

Exercise helps control blood sugar

Control blood sugar with exercise

Exercise can reduce the glucose in your blood. Muscles can use glucose without insulin when you’re exercising. In other words, it doesn’t matter if you’re insulin resistant or if you don’t have enough insulin: when you exercise, your muscles get the glucose they need and, in turn, your blood glucose level goes down. 3

Exercise boosts energy

Exercise boosts energy

Regular physical exercise helps improve muscle strength and ups endurance levels. A combination of regular exercise and moderate physical activity delivers the much-needed oxygen and nutrients to your body tissues which, in turn, make your cardiovascular system work more efficiently. 1

Exercise helps manage stress levels

Manage stress levels with exercise

Increased stress levels are known to be one of the main causes of a host of ailments including increased blood pressure, heart problems, migraines and diabetes among others. A known stress-buster, exercise and other physical activities produce endorphins—chemicals in the brain that act as natural painkillers—and also improve the ability to sleep which, in turn, reduces stress.3

Regular exercise is a great way to feel better and get healthy, but do remember to check with your doctor before beginning a new exercise

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