12 Healthy Habits Diabetics Should Adopt

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Strength Training

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2. Strength Training

Because muscles use a lot of sugar, the more muscle you have, the more sugar you use. Muscle mass reduces with age and contributes to reduced mobility as we get older. Strength training using light weights or resistance bands helps maintain and build muscle mass.

Having more muscle leads to better control of blood sugar levels, helps with weight loss, and keeps us moving as we get older. Aim to do strengthening exercises for 10 – 15 minutes, three times per week.

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