Strength training can keep women from diabetes

It is known that women are much more prone to obesity than men. This led to the fact that the beautiful females have a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes due to the physiological characteristics of their bodies. But scientists have found out that normal weight-lifting can prevent this terrible disease.

Doctors assert that in order to prevent the apparition of diabetes, it is not enough to jog a few times a week in the morning. According to researchers from Denmark and the USA, only an intensive workload, not a light one, can serve as a preventive measure. For example, according to researchers from Harvard University and the University of Southern Denmark (Harvard and the University of Southern Denmark), the representative of the beautiful half of mankind may reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes if they do physical activity for at least 3.5 hours a week. In this case there is one condition – from this time 60 minutes must be occupied by exercises with an increased load on the body, that is, it is best to work with weights in the form of dumbbells or barbells (alternatively you can do exercises on special simulators).

In order to draw such a conclusion, the authors of the study observed a group of women, consisting of about 100 thousand people, for eight years. It is worth noting that before the experiment all the subjects were tested for diabetes: none of them suffered from this disease. Prior to the study, all women were surveyed by scientists about the physical activity to which they subjected themselves during each week. Eight years later they asked the same question. During this period, 3,491 female participants developed diabetes.

By comparing the information they obtained about the subjects’ degree of physical activity and their rates of diabetes, scientists were able to calculate how the risk of developing diabetes could be almost halved.

People who do only one hour of physical exercise a week should not be discouraged, because even such physical activity reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 13%, which is also a significant indicator.

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