10 Exercises For People With Diabetes


Walking for 30 minutes to an hour 3-4 times a week can lower stress and be an easy way to get exercise and fresh air.


Dance for 25 minutes, 3 times a week for a fun way to exercise and improve heart health, blood sugar, and lower stress levels.


Swimming is a joint-friendly aerobic exercise that works upper good for heart health and informing the lifeguard about diabetes is recommended.


Biking can be an effective way to combat diabetes by elevating heart rate, burning blood sugar, aiding in weight loss and being gentle on the joints.

Climb Stairs

Climbing stairs for 3 minutes after a meal can help burn blood sugar and is an easy exercise for people with type 2 diabetes.

Strength Training

Strength training with weights or resistance bands twice a week can lower blood sugar and strengthen muscles and bones, with exercises like  push-ups.


Gardening counts as aerobic activity and strength training, building muscles and helping bones while lowering stress levels.


Yoga is a low-impact exercise that can increase strength, flexibility, balance, and stability of blood sugar levels while reducing stress.

Tai Chi

Tai chi uses slow movements, visualization, and deep breathing to build strength, while lowering stress levels and preventing nerve damage in your feet.

Water aerobics

Water-based exercise that involves aerobic movements, often done in a shallow pool or waist-high water, muscle strength, and overall fitness.