Getting Active

Being active is another part of living healthy and managing diabetes.  Any type of physical activity you do helps lower your blood glucose. 

Other benefits of physical activity include:

  • Having more energy
  • Relieving stress
  • Keeping your joints flexible
  • Lowering your risk for heart disease and stroke
  • Feeling great

Talk to your doctor if you have questions about which activities are right for you.

Examples of different types of physical activity include:

  • Aerobic activity (walking, biking, swimming)
  • Being active throughout the day (taking the stairs instead of an elevator)
  • Strength training (lifting weights or using resistance bands)
  • Flexibility exercises (stretching and yoga)


Next: Aerobic Activity 

  • Last Reviewed: October 13, 2013
  • Last Edited: December 10, 2013

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