top of page

Why is physical activity so important for me?

Regular exercise lowers your blood glucose levels, reduces risk of cardiovascular disease, contributes to weight loss and improves wellbeing.

A good Axtive Score can help you meet recommendations for physical activity and sleep. Reduce your risk of developing diabetes by exercising regularly for at least 30 minutes per day, sitting less than 8 hours per day and sleeping between 7 to 9 hours per day. Sit less and stand more throughout the day, and weight train twice a week. If you have any concerns about your levels of exercise, please speak to your doctor.


  1. Hsu, W. C., Araneta, M. R., Kanaya, A. M., Chiang, J. L., & Fujimoto, W. (2015). BMI cut points to identify at-risk Asian Americans for type 2 diabetes screening. Diabetes care, 38(1), 150–158.

  2. Lindström, J., & Tuomilehto, J. (2003). The diabetes risk score: a practical tool to predict type 2 diabetes risk. Diabetes care, 26(3), 725–731.

  3. Colberg, S. R., Sigal, R. J., Fernhall, B., Regensteiner, J. G., Blissmer, B. J., Rubin, R. R., Chasan-Taber, L., Albright, A. L., Braun, B., American College of Sports Medicine, & American Diabetes Association (2010). Exercise and type 2 diabetes: the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Diabetes Association: joint position statement. Diabetes care, 33(12), e147–e167.

bottom of page