Category Archives: Diabetes and Exercise

Diabetes and Physical Activity- It’s Never Too Late to Get the Benefits

Two recent European studies yielded some striking results related to the benefits of exercise to people with diabetes. A study of the physical activity patterns over a five year period of more than 15,000 individuals pulled from the Swedish national Diabetes Register found that those who were categorized in a “regular exercise” group (more than three...
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Aerobic Activity Best at Reducing Dangerous Visceral Fat

Researchers at Duke University compared different combinations of exercise among almost 200 overweight and sedentary adults aged 18 to 70, and observed how different exercise regimens affected fat that surrounds internal organs. This abdominal “visceral fat”, has been associated with an increased risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and even some cancers. Of particular note...
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Modest Activity IS Better Than None

A study conducted at Queen’s University in Kingston equipped 135 obese, inactive volunteers with small, hip-mounted accelerometers around the clock for a week. The less active one third of the group recorded just six minutes of moderate activity throughout each day. A middle third recorded an average of 17 minutes. The most active third accumulated...
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