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Is it OK to Strength Train If I Have Diabetes?

0 2 years ago

Don’t belong to a gym with weight machines? No problem! You can use hand-held weights, resistance bands, or even your own bodyweight to build muscle.

It’s never too late to start. As you age, strength training (also called resistance training), can help you keep doing everyday activities such as walking, lifting things, and climbing stairs. Plus, it’s good for your bones.

Benefits

For people with diabetes, strength training helps the body :

Studies show that it’s as good as aerobic exercise at boosting how well your body uses insulin. (Also doing aerobic exercise maybe even better.)

The American Diabetes Association recommends that people with type 2 diabetes start a strength training program to help with blood sugar control.

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