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Diabetes Spectr. 2015 Jan;28(1):14-23. doi: 10.2337/diaspect.28.1.14.

Moving beyond cardio: the value of resistance training, balance training, and other forms of exercise in the management of diabetes.

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Department of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Human Movement Sciences Department, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA.
Departments of Medicine, Cardiac Sciences, and Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.


IN BRIEF Traditionally, aerobic training has been a central focus of exercise promotion for diabetes management. However, people with diabetes have much to gain from other forms of exercise. This article reviews the evidence and recommendations on resistance, balance, and flexibility training, as well as other, less traditional, forms of exercise such as yoga and Tai Chi.

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