Resistance Training Reduces Risk of Diabetes

September 9, 2016 in Our News & Bulletins by Guardian Angels Home Health

Diabetes Resistance TrainingA recent study shows that resistance training can significantly reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Resistance training is any exercise intended to increase muscle strength, mass, and endurance.

 

The study included adults between the ages of 50-69, each of whom were screened for prediabetes. The participants completed a supervised resistance training program twice per week for 12 weeks. Results show that those who completed the exercise training improved upon all of these characteristics of prediabetes: lowered blood sugar and blood pressure levels, decreased waist size and body fat, and increased strength.

 

Our highly-trained aides can give you a greater opportunity for activity and can assist with meal preparation to help manage diabetes.

 

Source: Eikenberg J, Savla J, Marinik E, et al. Prediabetes phenotype influences improvements in glucose homeostasis with resistance training. PLOS One, 11(2): e0148009. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0148009.

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