2010-11/23 - AEROBIC EXERCISE AND RESISTANCE TRAINING FOR TYPE 2 DIABETICS

2010-11/23 – AEROBIC EXERCISE AND RESISTANCE TRAINING FOR TYPE 2 DIABETICS



today you can't keep Preston Swanson out of the gym living with diabetes for the last 10 years he relied mostly on medication to control his blood sugar and could never really commit to a regular exercise program my cholesterol my triglycerides my blood pressure my blood sugar level everything was out of whack we know that exercise is about as important as it gets for individuals with diabetes dr. Timothy church from the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge Louisiana and co-authors conducted a randomized control trial of 262 sedentary individuals with type 2 diabetes who had hemoglobin a1c levels of 6.5 percent or higher one group walked another lifted weights a third combined both those activities and a control group maintained just normal activity the combination group lost the most body fat almost six pounds worth of body fat and they didn't lose any of the lean muscle and that's so important because we know that muscle is critical for helping control your blood Sugar's and individuals diabetes this study appears this week in JAMA Journal of the American Medical Association we found the best way to keep that skeletal muscle of chewing up as much blood sugar as possible throughout the day is the combination of walking and weightlifting many of the participants in the combination group also reduced the amount of medications they were taking participants completed the nine-month program exercising a hundred forty minutes a week which researchers say reinforces the government's 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines since I started working out life has just totally changed my energy level is through the roof not only did I lose about 25 pounds but also lost about 8 inches of my waist I couldn't be happier any good news here is that you do want something that you enjoy and it's not just good for your diabetes good for your overall health Catherine Dolf the Jama report you

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