Sedentariness and physical inactivity in diabetes: a case for home-based exercise prescription

Andrea J. Cameron, Ahmad Alkhatib

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Increasing proportions of the global population are being diagnosed with diabetes. It is anticipated that by 2030, 10% of the adult population worldwide will be living with this condition. Lifestyle factors can impact on the development, management and progression of diabetes. Obesity and sedentary living are contributory factors to the increased volume of diabetes. Physical activity offers those living with diabetes the opportunities to keep well and attain potentially more stable blood glucose control reducing the level of medical intervention required and delaying or preventing some of the life-changing complications that can derive from a diabetes diagnosis. Exercise interventions are effective in preventing and treating type-II diabetes. However, maintaining regular exercise routines, especially home-based exercises may provide a key for sustaining the health benefits.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSedentary lifestyle
Subtitle of host publicationpredictive factors, health risks and physiological implications
EditorsAhmad Alkhatib
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherNova Science Publishers
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9781634846738
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2016


  • Glycaemic control
  • Pathophysiology
  • Exercise perscription
  • Exercise adherence
  • Type II diabetes


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