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Don’t resist resistance training

September 4, 2012 in News

If you’re currently doing regular aerobic exercise, but are skipping the gym’s weight room, you may be missing out on some important benefits that can help you achieve or maintain a healthy weight.

Researchers at the University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology in Hall in Tirol, Austria recently published the results of their analysis of a large number of studies that each looked at the relationship among body fat, resistance training, and the body’s inflammatory responses. Read the rest of this entry →

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Love your heart – aerobic exercise comes with added benefits for those with diabetes

September 4, 2012 in News

Most of us have heard that exercise is good for the heart; regular aerobic exercise like swimming, jogging, and biking can strengthen the heart and improve cardiac function. Now it appears that the same aerobic exercise that is good for everyone’s heart gives an added benefit to people with diabetes. Read the rest of this entry →

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Sneaky Bad Habits – Have any of these crept into your self-management?

September 4, 2012 in News

There’s no way around the fact that no matter your prescribed treatment, managing a chronic illness such as diabetes is a lot of work. It’s a 24 hours a day, 365 (or 366) days per year occupation. Sometimes, the with the amount of attention diabetes requires, bad habits and shortcuts might start drifting in to your self management routine. Read the rest of this entry →

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Why your wallet will love your exercise routine

September 4, 2012 in News

If you need extra motivation to start the exercise regimen your doctor has been recommending, keep in mind that some sweating now can really pay off later in life – financially as well as physically.

Researchers at University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center and the Cooper Institute, both in Dallas, decided to look at the impact of fitness in middle age on health outcomes later in life. They looked at information from when the participants had an average age of 51 to determine general fitness level, which was assessed using a treadmill test. The researchers found that the medical expenses at an average age of 72, for those participants who were fit in middle age were drastically lower than their counterparts. Read the rest of this entry →

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Can’t Make Time to Exercise Every Day? Don’t let that stop you from reaping the same benefits!

September 4, 2012 in News

Most of us have heard that daily exercise is a healthy way can help people with type 2 diabetes manage their blood sugar. The ADA recommends that people with diabetes get at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise five or more days per week.

Easy, right? Well, it sounds like it should be, but as you’ve probably experienced, making time every day for 30 minutes of exercise can be a real challenge at times. Read the rest of this entry →