Exercise is important for people with diabetes — especially type 2 diabetes — because it helps regulate blood sugar and provide cardiovascular fitness that protects against heart and artery disease.
But which type of exercise is best? Cardio, weights, walking — or perhaps a combination of aerobic and resistance training?
That’s apparently what a team of scientists at the University of Calgary attempted to find out by evaluating 251 adults, aged 39 to 70, all with type 2 diabetes and whom were not regular exercisers. The scientists formed four groups and gave them different programs: