A secondary analysis of the Health Benefits of Aerobic and Resistance Training in Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes (HART-D) trial, which included individuals with complete follow-up data, has shown that patients with increased fitness levels and reduced waist circumference were 2.81 times more likely to have lower HbA1c levels and a reduction in the use [...]
A study by researchers at the University of Missouri involving sedentary and obese adults, beginning with a low level of fitness, divided the subjects into two groups, both of which were placed on the same exercise program. Half of the participants took 40 mg of simvastatin, a generic statin drug formerly marketed as Zocor, daily. [...]
Obesity and calcium supplements increase the risk for kidney stones in middle-aged women, and the incidence has risen by more than 70% over the past 15 years. But, an eight year study involving 85,000 women over 50 years of age, participants in the Women’s Health Initiative Study, revealed that regular exercise reduced the incidence of [...]
A study conducted at the University of Missouri monitored weight loss and fitness levels among about 75 obese men and women with type 2 diabetes who participated in an aerobic exercise program at 65% of peak effort over a 16 week period. The results may be disappointing for women. The men in the study showed [...]
Toby and friend, RD and exercise specialist Theresa Laurenz, demonstrate an easy way to get some physical activity anywhere and anytime. Join DiabetesEveryDay for expert guidance and support leading to a healthier future for you.
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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 [...]
Join DiabetesEveryDay or Log In to get some advice from Toby and kinesiologist Theresa Laurenz on getting valuable resistance exercise with stretch bands. The value of adding resistance training to strengthen muscles is becoming more evident, and the value goes way beyond managing blood sugar especially as we age. There’s nothing simpler and nothing less [...]
My friend and fellow RD Theresa Laurenz stopped by to show us some simple and safe ways to get resistance training into our exercise schedule. The importance of resistance exercise to diabetes management and heart health (weight lifting is the most popular) is “gaining strength” with every study. Check this study from UCLA or this [...]
A big ha, ha, ha for the visual staff and their special effects. I confess- I do not look exactly like this image…..you probably don’t either. But, that doesn’t mean that resistance exercise, which could include weight lifting, doesn’t offer huge health benefits as we manage diabetes with exercise. So members….here’s your challenge for the [...]