Physical activity is critical for lowering your risk for type 2 diabetes. People who get in at least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity activity can lower diabetes risk by over 50%. But who has time to exercise for 30 minutes, 5 days a week, totaling 2.5 hours each week? You might!
Diabetes raises your risk for heart disease. With all these links between diabetes and heart trouble, it is worth doing what you can to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes and to support a heart-healthy lifestyle. Luckily, most of the healthy choices you make can do double duty in lowering diabetes risk and improving heart health.