HbA1c improves with increased exercise frequency

The advice follows analysis of data from 26 studies on HbA1c outcomes linked to exercise interventions among more than 2200 people with type 2 diabetes.

Looking at aerobic exercise alone, more sessions per week achieved better results than boosting intensity, as defined by percentage of maximum heart rate, the researchers said.

In studies looking at aerobic and resistance exercise together, each additional resistance exercise set per week decreased HbA