Types of Activity

Types of Activities

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.

What We Recommend

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

Be More Active Throughout the Day

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

Stretching and Balance Exercises

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

Explore: Types of Activity

  • Walking – A Great Place to Start!

    If you’re not used to being active, you can start with 10 minutes of walking each day and build as your fitness improves. Check out our starter walking plan.

  • Using a Pedometer

    A pedometer is an inexpensive tool that counts your steps when you clip it to your belt or waistband.

  • Ways to Burn 100 Calories

    The amount of calories you burn will depend on how long you exercise and the intensity of the activity.