In addition to healthy eating, physical activity is one of the most important things you can do to help manage your blood sugars, improve your overall health & have fun.
The Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines recommend that all individuals over the age of 18 years strive to accumulate a minimum of 150 minutes of physical activity per week (or 30 minutes on 5 days per week) in bouts of 10 minutes or more. Muscle & bone strengthening activities should be included on at least 2 days per week. You do not have to go to a gym to be more active.
Examples of good activities include:
- Walking, jogging or running
- Bike riding
- Weight lifting
- Exercise band exercises
- Jumping rope
- Going up & down the stairs repeatedly