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Are fun exercise classes okay for people with diabetes?

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Exercise is a great way to manage your type 2 diabetes, but even the best workout routine can feel a bit blah after a while.

If you’re looking for a challenge -- something new or more intense -- something more trendy your eye. You've got a bunch to choose from, like barre classes that draw on ballet moves, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) that trades hardcore bursts of exercise with more moderate moves, and flexibility-boosting yoga.

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Sheri Colberg-Ochs, PhD, professor of exercise science, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA.

American Diabetes Association: “Blood Glucose Control and Exercise,” “Exercising With Diabetes Complications.”

Abate, M. , May 2013. Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, and Obesity: Targets and Therapy

Buettner, C. , February 2012. American Journal of Medicine

Mansi, I. , July 22, 2013. JAMA Internal Medicine

Joslin Diabetes Center: “Exercising with Diabetes Complications.”

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on May 12, 2018

SOURCES:

Sheri Colberg-Ochs, PhD, professor of exercise science, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA.

American Diabetes Association: “Blood Glucose Control and Exercise,” “Exercising With Diabetes Complications.”

Abate, M. , May 2013. Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, and Obesity: Targets and Therapy

Buettner, C. , February 2012. American Journal of Medicine

Mansi, I. , July 22, 2013. JAMA Internal Medicine

Joslin Diabetes Center: “Exercising with Diabetes Complications.”

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on May 12, 2018

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