I’m sure I’m not the first (or even the tenth!) person to tell you that exercise is a critical tool for managing diabetes. If you exercise regularly, great! If not, what’s stopping you? Lack of time? Motivation?
All physical activity is good for people with diabetes, but different types of exercise can present different benefits. The two main types of exercise are aerobic exercise and resistance exercise.
If you have a desk job, it might seem impossible to do anything but sit all day to get your work done. But even just a few minutes of activity every 30 to 60 minutes can have a positive effect on your health.
Regular physical activity is important to help meet diabetes management goals. There are four main types of physical activity.