Call us: 1.877.283.7882 | Monday–Friday: 8:00 AM–4:30 PM ET

Private MD News

Home | News | Diabetes

Aerobic exercise is best for improving diabetic symptoms, study finds

Category: Diabetes

For people who have received positive HbA1c tests for diabetes, physical activity is one of the most important things they can do for their health. However, there is disagreement over what types of exercises are the best. Now, a new study confirms that aerobic activity may help diabetics make the biggest improvements in their condition.

The findings in and of themselves are nothing new. Aerobic exercise has long been recommended as the best option for diabetics. However, in recent years, several studies have shown that resistance training that adds lean muscle may have a positive effect on diabetics’ insulin sensitivity.

The question may now be closer to being settled. After putting a group of nearly 200 overweight participants into either a resistance or aerobic training program, the Duke University researchers found that aerobic exercise is superior when it comes to eliminating abdominal fat and improving insulin sensitivity.

“If you are overweight, which two thirds of the population is, and you want to lose belly fat, aerobic exercise is the better choice because it burns more calories," said lead author Cris Slentz. ADNFCR-2248-ID-800590534-ADNFCR

Related Articles from Private MD:

Share on Facebook

Subscribe to Private MD Health News RSS Feed: Subscribe

News Categories:

Advanced Lipid Treatment I   Allergy Testing   Anemia and RBC disorders   Autoimmune Diseases   Bariatric Lab Testing   Blood and Blood Diseases   Breast   Cancer Detection and Tumor Markers   Celiac Disease Testing   Chlamydia   Coagulation and blood clotting disorders   Colon   Diabetes   DNA, Paternity and Genetic testing   Drug Screening   Environmental Toxin Testing   Female Specific Tests   Gastrointestinal Diseases   General Health   General Wellness   Heart Health and Cholesterol   Herpes   HIV   HIV monitoring/Treatment/Testing/Post Diagnos   Hormones and Metabolism   Infectious Diseases   Infertility Testing-Male   Infertitlity Hormone Testing   Kidney Diseases   Leukemia and WBC disorders   Liver   Liver Diseases   Lyme Disease   Male Specific Tests   Menopause/Peri-Menopausal Diagnosis   Musculoskeletal Diseases   Organ Specific Testing   Ovarian   Prostate   Sexually Transmitted Diseases   Thyroid Diseases   Transgender Hormone Testing-female to male   Transgender Hormone Testing-Male to Female   Vitamin D Deficiency-Diagnosis and Treatment   

Visit the Health News Archive: Click Here

Questions about online blood testing or how to order a lab test? Click here to get started or call us toll-free at 1.877.283.7882. Our professionals are ready to assist you.

Back to top