Coronavirus and type 2 diabetes: How to reduce the risk posed by COVID-19

Coronavirus and type 2 diabetes: How to reduce the risk posed by COVID-19

How much exercise should you do to reap the optimal benefits?

“I would suggest exercising for 150 minutes to 300 minutes (2.5 – 5 hours) per week as this level of exercise has been proven to have significant overall health benefits,” advises Ms Fernando.

As she notes, the current social distancing measures may complicate this approach, as you can’t go to a public gym to exercise, but you can go for a walk or jog outside in an open uncrowded space.

“If you are in social isolation & feeling well in yourself, you could always do star jumps or jogging on the spot without leaving your home,” she says.

How to overcome limited access to food shops

“During this difficult period of supermarket food stock shortages, it is perfectly acceptable to resourcefully rely more on tinned, dried & frozen produce,” says Ms Fernando.

Published at Fri, 03 Apr 2020 03:00:00 +0000