Healthy Living

How Diabetic Patients Can Add Strength to Their Daily Routine

Practice strength training two or three times a week

To get the optimum benefits out of your weight training, the American Diabetes Association suggests these guidelines:

  • Practice strength training at least two or maybe three days a week. Work out on alternate days to allow your muscles to relax and regain their strength. You can also follow the guideline of exercising for 150 minutes a week or 30 minutes five times a week. Thirty-minute workouts will help you lose weight and build muscle mass. Start out slowly and work up to doing more minutes of training each session.