The recommended amount of physical activity is at least 150 minutes per week for lowering risk for diabetes. That works out to less than 22 minutes per day, and those may be some of the most productive minutes you ever spend.
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.