How should a diabetic start exercising?
The goal is to get at least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity physical activity. One way to do this is to try to fit in at least 20 to 25 minutes of activity every day. Also, on 2 or more days a week, include activities that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms).
How many hours exercise for diabetics?
Depending on your schedule and preference, you could aim for 50 minutes of exercise three times a week, 30 minutes five times a week or 25 minutes six times a week. Each breakdown will have a slightly different impact on your blood sugar, or blood glucose.
When is it best to exercise for diabetics?
In general, the best time to exercise is one to three hours after eating, when your blood sugar level is likely to be higher. If you use insulin, it’s important to test your blood sugar before exercising.