The government states that we should all get at least two and a half hours of exercise a week, but sticking to those guidelines is not always achievable. In fact, a study on weight loss and its effects on type 2 diabetes was stopped, as researchers found that weight loss made no difference. A healthy diet is the main factor against any form of disease, including type 2 diabetes. Exercise is effective to build a stronger heart and improve the immune system, and what we fail to forget is that even basic housework, including washing up, dusting and hovering, can benefit the heart and burn calories.

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Been a health writer and editor for 15 years. Has contributed to many magazines and web sites.