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Why should I stay active?

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Staying physically active is crucial for maintaining good health and well-being throughout our lives. Regular exercise has numerous benefits, including reducing the risk of chronic diseases, improving mental health, boosting energy levels, and enhancing overall quality of life. 

Here is a list of different benefits of being active:

  • Help you lose weight or maintain a healthy weight.
  • Increase the amount of glucose used by the muscles for energy, so it may sometimes lower blood glucose (sugar) levels.
  • Help the body to use insulin more efficiently–regular activity can help reduce the amount of insulin you have to take.
  • Improve your diabetes management (particularly type 2 diabetes1).
  • Strengthen your bones.
  • Reduce stress levels and symptoms of depression and anxiety.
  • Improve your sleep.