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12 Exercise Prescriptions for Chronic Disease

2. Exercise for Diabetes

The Canadian Diabetes Association has strongly suggested that physicians begin to prescribe exercise as a way to treat this condition due to its’ effectiveness in lowering glucose (as effective as glucose-lower medication without the negative side-effects).

In combination with a healthy diet, Dr. Jan Hux, Chief Scientific Advisor for the Canadian Diabetes Association, suggests an exercise prescription of 150 minutes per week (approximately 20 minutes per day) of moderate to vigorous aerobic activity coupled with a general strength building program.  


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