Skip navigation

PositiveTip for

Brief, Intense Exercise Helps Heart

High intensity exercise is best when moving the whole body.

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in those who have type 2 diabetes (T2DM). Several changes in the structure and function of the left ventricle occur prior to any overt cardiac disease. A small, study of T2DM patients without overt heart disease who did not exercise were randomized to a cycling program 3 times per week or standard care. The cycling intervention got their heart rate up intermittently and significantly improved heart function and reduced fatty liver.

PositiveTip: Keep moving! It makes a difference.