Physical Activity Recommendations

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The American Diabetes Association recommends that most adults with diabetes (both type 1 and 2) should engage in 150 minutes or more of moderate to vigorous intensity aerobic activity per week.  This should be spread over at least 3 days per week. There should be no more than 2 consecutive days without activity.

In addition, adults with diabetes (both type 1 and 2) should engage in 2 to 3 sessions per week of resistance exercise on non-consecutive days.

Prolonged sitting should be interrupted about every 30 minutes with some kind of physical activity or movement.

For older adults, flexibility and balance training are recommended 2 to 3 times per week.