According to Dr. Bryan Bergman, exercising every other day appears to be the minimum amount of exercise necessary to maintain insulin sensitivity (the opposite of insulin resistance). If someone exercises on Monday afternoon, for example, his insulin sensitivity is better later on that day. On Tuesday, assuming no exercise was done, insulin sensitivity will still be better than it was on Monday before the exercise. By Wednesday insulin sensitivity will be back to Monday’s pre-exercise level.
If you are physically able, try your best to make at least fifteen minutes of exercise part of your routine. The more you exercise, the better your insulin sensitivity will be.