Skip to comments.Exercising harder -- and shorter -- can help Type 2 diabetes
Posted on 12/12/2011 7:46:14 PM PST by decimon
Bethesda, Md. (Dec. 12, 2011)Regular exercise has proven benefits in preventing and treating type 2 diabetes, but many patients find it tough to meet the American Diabetes Association guidelines of 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise a week. A new study, conducted by researchers at McMaster University, suggests that there could be a better way. In a small proof-of-principle study in eight type 2 diabetes patients, the researchers found that exercising at a very high intensity, but for a mere 30 minutes a week within a 75 minute total time commitment, lowered overall blood sugar concentrations, reduced post-meal blood sugar spikes, and increased skeletal mitochondrial capacity, a marker of metabolic health. The findings suggest that exercising harder, but in a significantly shorter amount of time, could provide benefits similar to longer, but more moderate, activity.
The article is entitled "Low-Volume High-Intensity Interval Training Reduces Hyperglycemia and Increases Muscle Mitochondrial Capacity in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes." It appears in the current edition of the Journal of Applied Physiology, published by the American Physiological Society.
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I read that a Swedish study shows that exercising intensely can help burn off the blood sugar and stabilize diabetes.
Old news to anyone who has been following training news for the past 10+ years or so. high intensity training has been shown as superior overall for fat loss as well.
It's a FReebie! While the sample size was relatively small, and the duration of the study was relatively short, they had pre and post test muscle biopsies, and they used continuous glucose monitoring.
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Not being a doctor, does this mean low volume high intensity training is recommended? :)
IMHO, the authors of the article would recommend it, especially if you don't have the time to follow the recommended exercise guidelines.
I was having some fun with you.... I understood.
Yes, those who don’t keel over from a heart attack definitely feel better. ;-)
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