Resistance Training Reduces Risk of Diabetes

September 14, 2016 in LifeCare Health Services

Diabetes Resistance Training

A 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.

 

If you or someone you care about is having trouble managing diabetes at home, give us a call. Our therapists can assist you with a safe and effective exercise program, and our nurses can provide diet teaching, meal planning, and much more.

 

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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