There really is no way around it- exercise is medicine. Moving our bodies is one of the sure fire ways to keep ourselves healthy. When it comes to preventing diabetes, research strongly supports moderate daily exercise, such as walking to reduce risk. Add in some resistance or strength training, and now you may just make diabetes pack up and go look for another victim.
The US Physical Activity Guidelines specifically recommend at least 150 minutes a week of moderate intensity exercise, for example 3 times for 50 minutes or 5 times for 30 minutes, and twice weekly muscle strengthening exercises. If you are looking to move it more, consider the Henry Mayo Fitness “Months of Giving” Give Back campaign. When you join, November through the end of the year, you will enjoy a free 30 minute massage. If you refer a friend or family member once you have joined, you’ll both enjoy free 30 minute massages. You’ll not only get the benefit of access to a beautifully equipped fitness center, staffed with the highest trained exercise professionals, but also the powerful relaxation of a free massage. So move it, move it over to the fitness center. Check out the website for more information.