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Diabetic? Opt for Short, Intense Workouts for Maximum Benefit

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  • The US Surgeon General has issued a call to action to walk more, as at least half of all Americans do not engage in enough physical activity to prevent chronic diseases such as diabetes
  • To reap the greatest benefit, your activity needs to be done above a certain intensity. Research shows short, intense bouts of exercise is most effective to successfully treat diabetes. Even as little as three minutes of high intensity interval training may improve insulin sensitivity by 24 percent in one month
  • Even older overweight type 2 diabetics improved their glucose regulation in just six high-intensity interval sessions done over the course of two weeks

By Dr. Mercola

At least half of all Americans do not engage in enough physical activity to prevent chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes, and on September 15, the US Surgeon General issued a new nationwide call to action: Walk more!


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