If you have been diagnosed with
prediabetes, you have an opportunity to prevent the
progression of this condition to type 2 diabetes. By getting
regular exercise, changing your diet, and losing weight, you can play a key
role in preventing diabetes. Any type of physical activity may be beneficial,
Experts say to do either of these things for
It's fine to be active in blocks of 10 minutes or more
throughout your day and week.
If your doctor says it's okay, then try to do muscle-strengthening exercises at least 2 times a week. These exercises include push-ups and weight training. You can also use rubber tubing or stretch bands. You stretch or pull the tubing or band to build muscle strength. Be sure to work the major muscle groups: legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms.
For more information, see the topic Fitness.
CitationsU.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2008). 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (ODPHP Publication No. U0036). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office. Available online: http://www.health.gov/paguidelines/guidelines/default.aspx.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerDavid C.W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - EndocrinologyMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Current as ofMarch 13, 2017
Current as of:
March 13, 2017
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & David C.W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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Last modified on: 8 September 2017