it has been shown that exercise, when used as a standalone therapy, can effectively prevent, delay, or even reverse type 2 diabetes (T2D).
While moderate to vigorous exercise is frequently recommended in conjunction with dietary and behavioral adjustments,
investigated how various forms of exercise impact insulin sensitivity and cardiometabolic health.
Researchers from Rutgers University, with support from the National Institutes of Health,
– Habitual aerobic exercise – Resistance exercise – Regular exercise – Timing of exercise
Researchers sifted through dozens of studies and extracted common conclusions. Some of the key findings include:
says Steven Malin, an associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health at Rutgers, and an author of the study.
“In short, any movement is good and more is generally better,”
Exercise in the afternoon might work better than exercise in the morning for glucose control, and exercise after a meal may help slightly more than before a meal.
“The combination of aerobic exercise and weightlifting is likely better than either alone.