Exercise plays an important role in managing glucose (blood sugar). During exercise the body transfers sugar from the blood to the muscles to be burned as fuel. This process reduces the amount of glucose in the bloodstream. Exercise also improves the body’s sensitivity to insulin, (a hormone that removes excess sugar from the blood, that is not used as fuel, and stores it as fat), helping it to do it’s work more efficiently namely regulating blood sugar. This reduces the stress put on the pancreas, the organ responsible for the production of insulin, and helps guard against type 2 diabetes.