Types of Activity

Types of Activity

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Aerobic exercise, strength training, flexibility exercises/stretching, balance exercises, and activity throughout the day are the types of activities we recommend for people with diabetes. On the following pages, we show you how you can incorporate more movement into your day.

You’ll also find a starter walking plan if you’re looking for a way to jump-start a new exercise routine.

Two types of physical activity are most important for managing diabetes: aerobic exercise and strength training.

There are many chances to be active throughout the day; the more you move, the more calories
you burn.

Stretching exercises help keep your joints flexible, prevent stiffness, and may help reduce your chance of injury during other activities.