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Exercise and Diabetes Exercise and physical activity are critical components of managing your diabetes and keeping your body the healthiest it can be. Benefits of exercise include: • • • • • • • • • •

Improved blood sugars Increased sensitivity to insulin Burning extra calories to promote weight loss Lower blood pressure Lower bad cholesterol and boost good cholesterol Improved strength and flexibility Help in reducing anxiety and stress Improved sleep patterns Boost energy levels Lower risk for other health problems such as osteoporosis and some cancers

Before you being an exercise plan, be sure to consult with your doctor about any restrictions.

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