Avoid Diabetes Through Exercise

Walking and running are common aerobic exercises that can reduce diabetes risk. However researchers also found that strength training (weight lifting) or muscle conditioning (stretching, etc) helps too. From a national sample of 99,000 women aged 36-81, they found that at least one hour of strength training and conditioning plus at least 2.5 hours of…

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Bodyweight Strength Training

So, you want to start a strength training routine but are waiting to purchase a set of weights? Why not consider using your own body weight for resistance to work your muscles? You can strengthen your arms with chair dips, your legs by getting up from a sitting position, or strengthen your abdominals by doing…

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Be strong!

In the United States, according to a study from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only 21.9% of men and 17.5% of women engage in strength training.Considering the many benefits strength training provides, these numbers are extremely low. It has been a national health objective by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)…

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