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Pump Iron To Prevent Diabetes

August 13, 2012 by  

Pump Iron To Prevent Diabetes
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Even a modest amount of weight training may help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.

You don’t have to pump iron like Arnold Schwarzenegger or be an aerobic powerhouse to reap health rewards from a daily exercise regimen. By simply taking a half hour out of your day for resistance exercise and working a brisk walk or run into your busy schedule, you can greatly reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes.

A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine earlier this month finds that by combining the two exercise options, men can reduce their chances of being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes by as much as 59 percent. Weight training alone reduced the risk by about 34 percent.

The researchers say the new study is significant because for the first time they have shown that weight training is a viable tool in the fight against diabetes for those who have difficulties with aerobic exercise.

“Until now, previous studies have reported that aerobic exercise is of major importance for type 2 diabetes prevention,” said lead author Anders Grøntved, visiting researcher in the Department of Nutrition at HSPH and a doctoral student in exercise epidemiology at the University of Southern Denmark. “But many people have difficulty engaging in or adhering to aerobic exercise. These new results suggest that weight training, to a large extent, can serve as an alternative to aerobic exercise for type 2 diabetes prevention.”

The study shows that even a modest amount of weight training may help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.

While this particular study focused primarily on men, weight training is thought to help women combat diabetes as well. In both men and women, weight training helps the body more effectively process the massive amounts of sugar consumed in the most modern diets.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • FreedomFighter

    “While this particular study focused primarily on men, weight training is thought to help women combat diabetes as well. In both men and women, weight training helps the body more effectively process the massive amounts of sugar consumed in the most modern diets.”

    Russian Kettle Bells – most effective, see YouTube for workouts. Works both resistance and cardio at the same time and will make you really strong.

    Laus Deo
    Semper Fi

  • ONTIME

    A 2″ closet dowel cut to about 4′ and used as a assist to wield in all kinds and various ways as a staff, a resistance exercise, will tone and maintain without strain to muscle tissues for years. This is one of the oldest of martial arts weapons and can be employed in hundreds of non lethal exercise for balance and strength.

  • http://Hotmail,Facebook Jerry Verdugo

    Exercise has always been the advice of doctors and the media to fight against type 2 diabetes. It really works!

  • Misha Bultema

    You will find that there are many benefits of aerobic exercise which you will want to explore as much as possible. Those who are looking to get in shape will need to consider doing certain aerobic exercises which can help with losing weight and slimming down. The great thing about this type of exercise is that there are so many different ways you can do it, so you can change it up every once in a while. If you are determined to shed some of those extra pounds, you will definitely want to take the time to see what your options are when it comes to aerobic exercise.;

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