Hi @rosco 2. The way I look at it is exercise, or physical movement and activity is about being fit - not necessarily about weight loss! (It depends on your body type if exercise makes a big difference to your weight or not, as far as I understand.) Fitness for those of us with blood glucose dysregulation is about staving off the main thing that kills us too early - CVDs and strokes. It's about keeping your body oxygenated and your muscles working well. That, alas, is not about food, but about physical activity and movement. (I say 'alas' as it is another thing someone with diabetes has to keep in mind, or should perhaps, as we go about our daily lives. Often a bore!) The muscles thing has a lovely side effect of providing a pathway for excess glucose to be taken up for energy (hence the lowered blood glucose levels seen by us after exercise, or some of us, I know this is not true for all after reading various threads in here). I would say, as we do about ways of eating, whatever physical activity you choose to do for good health needs to be sustainable, as in you can see yourself doing it your whole life long. So it helps to enjoy it . I feel the same way as you about gyms - I don't enjoy them , just don't like the 'scene'. But people are very different indeed. Also, for really good health and fitness, as in staving off those nasty heart attacks and strokes we are prone to getting, we should do some really full on exercise a bit, like cycling, rowing, running, for a little bit, just a few times in a week or month, as in HIIT. We are talking three minutes, 15 minutes - it isn't much but enough to really get your heart pumping and oxygen whizzing around. And of course - strength resistance training. Making sure you lift heavy things as part of your daily/weekly/monthly routine. It can be as simple as lifting groceries and carrying them home on your arms (a fitness double positive), or park the car further away from the supermarket and lift them out to it. Lifting and carrying small children, or if you are into it - getting some weights and lift them while watching the news (or whatever). If you are using gardening as sustainable exercise make sure you do heavy lifting out there too! Load up the wheelbarrow from time to time! But it is possible to use canned goods, and well - just heavy things. You know if you are doing enough - you will have the muscles to show for it. All part of the battle against insulin resistance, and against those nasty CVDs and strokes. Dr Sheri Colberg is my 'go to' expert on the subject of physical fitness, exercise and diabetes.