Exercise types

Exercise can be broadly divided into aerobic (increase your heart rate and breathing), anaerobic (short, fast, high-intensity activities that do not use oxygen), flexibility or mixed. 

The table below shows a rough guide for different intensities of different types of exercise, although how intense any exercise is will be dependent on your underlying fitness level:


Flexibility

Aerobic

Anaerobic

Mixed
StretchingHikingWeight trainingFootball
YogaGolfBodybuildingRugby
Tai chiRoad cyclingDressageHockey
Distance runningFencingWaterpolo
Distance swimmingSprintingBasketball
TriathalonArcheryTennis
RidingWrestlingSquash

The difference in intensity will have an implication for glucose management. The image below shows how the type of exercise affects blood glucose levels:




Comments:

  1. Comment by Scott. M. on 15/08/2022 at 3:23 PM

    very nice graphics




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