(Image ©StockProject1 on deviantART)

To combat diabetes you need to use both diet and exercise. We have discussed diet, now let’s talk about exercise.

Like the diet, our goal with the exercise regiment is simple: lose weight!

You need to lose weight. To do this we recommend two approaches (these are not steadfast rules, do whatever works for you!) towards exercise:

1) Moderate Intensity Cardio

(Always be careful not to push yourself too hard)

For this type of exercise the goal is get yourself breathing heavily and keep that going for as long as possible. The fact that you’re breathing so hard indicates that the exercise is working.

Think about it, you’re burning calories so your body needs lots of air to fuel the flames. Any cardio exercise will do this for you (swimming, biking, singles tennis, jogging, high intensity workout DVDs, etc.).

2) Walk As Much As Possible

Many people are too busy to set aside time to exercise. For these people–and everyone else, for that matter–it is extremely helpful to spend more time walking.

You can incorporate this into your daily routine. Park at the end of the parking lot, take the stairs instead of the elevator, go for walks when you take breaks. If you can take up to 5,000 or 10,000 steps a day, you are doing well!