We all must know by now that being overweight or obese is one of the main causes of type 2 diabetes. So isn’t it no brainer that by doing weights as part of your exercise regime is going to cut the your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. After all, we burn more fat doing weight training sessions than aerobic sessions, and its fat that makes us overweight and obese. We are not going to lose body fat by doing just weight training sessions alone, we also need to look at our diet which is the main reasons why we are most likely fat in the first place. That being said, please don’t give up the aerobic sessions, but start lifting weights if you don’t already do so.
Women who pump iron in the gym cut their risk of developing diabetes, say researchers. The findings come from a study that tracked the health of nearly 100,000 US nurses over a period of eight years. Lifting weights, doing press-ups or similar resistance exercises to give the muscles a workout was linked with a lower risk of diabetes via BBC News – Pump it up! Weightlifting ‘cuts diabetes risk in women’.