iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor
Exercise has long been linked to health benefits, especially for those who are at risk for type 2 diabetes.
Doctors commonly recommend a diet and exercise regimen, so researchers from England combined results from 28 smaller studies and found that people who do moderate activity for 150 minutes a week have about a 26 percent less risk of developing diabetes. If you double that amount of exercise, the risk is reduced even more.
Here’s my prescription:
- Read those food labels. Sugar content is the number one most important number on that label. Women should max out at no more than 25 grams of added sugar per day.
- Get moving. Even if you hate exercise, try a group class — at least you’ll all be suffering together.
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