Get this: Just 39 percent of adults with diabetes get regular exercise, compared to 58 percent of adults without diabetes, according to a study. If you don't fall into that 39 percent, you’re missing out on a tremendous opportunity to manage your condition. Regular exercise can help you keep your weight and blood sugar levels in check, and even boost your mood-three things that can go a long way toward preventing or delaying diabetes-related problems.

To reap the most significant benefits, you should aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate activity five days per week. If you’re trying to lose weight, shoot for a full hour. As for what you should do for exercise, that’s entirely up to you!  Most importantly, your workout should be something you actually enjoy doing. (If you dread every trip to the gym, you’re probably not going to stick with a consistent routine.) However, if you’re new to working out or open to trying something different, consider giving some of these expert-recommended exercises a try. Not only are they great for controlling diabetes-they’re easy to customize based on your fitness level. So, what are you waiting for? Grab your sneakers and get moving!