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New Exercise Guidelines for Type 2 Diabetes

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) and American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recently issued new guidelines that affirm the importance of physical activity among people living with type 2 diabetes.

According to their report, “participation in regular physical activity improves blood glucose control and can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes mellitus, along with positively affecting lipids, blood pressure, cardiovascular events, mortality, and quality of life."

The new guidelines recommend that people with type 2 diabetes perform 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous aerobic exercise (40 percent to 60 percent of maximal aerobic capacity) throughout the week. To share more information on managing Diabetes with your patients, download the ACA’s Healthy Living Fact Sheet.

Source: American Chiropractic Association,www.acatoday.org
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October 04, 2011
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Dr. Justin Snyder