Study: Blood Sugar Lessened By Brief, Intensive Exercises

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Many individuals are having increased health risk because of poor health options that these individuals indulge with. These include: lack of physical exercise, eating high caloric foods and fatty foods, stress, and sedentary lifestyle. These poor health habits by many can predispose them to the development of certain lifestyle related health problems that include cardiovascular diseases and metabolic diseases.

In fact, other researchers say that many diseases have shown strong link with being sedentary and continuing unhealthy lifestyle. Hence, information drives and various campaigns are being forwarded by the experts and many health care professionals who are getting worried about the present health status of the general population– which is getting worst. However, these health risks can be prevented through lifestyle modifications and health consciousness.

Recently, according to a new small study, short but intensive exercises can help lower the level of blood sugar in the body which can be similar as to performing extensive and longer periods of exercises.

The new study which was published in the issue of the Journal of Applied Physiology included the analysis and examination of data gathered from about eight individuals who are diagnosed of having type 2 diabetes mellitus. These study participants on average have an age of 63 and a recorded Body mass Index (BMI) of 32 which is categorized as obese.

Researchers have allowed these study participants to perform six sessions of intensive work-out trainings for about two weeks. The program of the work out includes exercising a hard time followed by a period of rest. Each session of the work out program lasted for about 10 minutes. That is exclusive of another 25 minutes which includes the warm up and cool down exercises. The intensive work out was defined to have an exercise which will make the heart achieve about 90 per cent of its maximal heart rate.

Moreover, researchers found out that the level of blood sugar of the study participants have decreased from about 137 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) to about 119 mg/dL. Also, researchers monitored the blood sugar levels of the study participants after meals and found out that the sugar levels were reduced; this was achieved after the training sessions were already completed.

According to senior author, Martin Gibala, professor and chair of the department of kinesiology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, in Canada, he said: “if people are pressed for time — and a lot of people say they don’t have enough time to exercise — our study shows that they can get away with a lower volume of exercise that includes short, intense bursts of activity.”





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