5. Lift Weights

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The image of people who lift weights as these huge body builders is false, and resistance and strength training is fast becoming one of the most popular forms of exercise today.

While it is about calories and weight loss, gaining a leaner body and greater muscle mass is important for staving off the possibility of type 2 diabetes, and this glucose control also helps to kick start your metabolism and keep it working the way you want it to.

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