Types of Activity
There are several types of activity:
- Aerobic exercise
- Strength training
- Flexibility exercises/stretching
- Balance exercises
- Activity throughout the day
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.
If you’re not used to being active, you can start with 10 minutes of walking each day and build as your fitness improves.
A pedometer is an inexpensive tool that counts your steps when you clip it to your belt or waistband.
The amount of calories you burn will depend on how long you exercise and the intensity of the activity.
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