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1/14/09 10:52 P

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KAJA, it sounds as if you are well on your way to a healthier lifestyle. Your exercise schedule sounds great, and I agree with the whole grain foods. It does get discouraging sometimes, but keep plugging away. I know you'll reach your goals!

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KAJA114's Photo KAJA114 Posts: 54
1/12/09 11:25 A

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I am doing pilates based abs classes that use free weights and isolation holds to strength build 5 days a week. I also do a variety of strength exercises on weekends when there are no classes. I am hoping this combined with 45 mins to 1 hr cardio and eating natural whole grain foods will help me lose the weight and get my glucose, hdl and tryglcerides under control. I have been doing this since May and can often get discouraged when I don't see the results I expect. I will keep going and am enjoying my new healthier lifestyle. I am even starting training next month to teach the abs classes. Good luck.

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That's what I thought too and I do believe that strength training/resistance training is very important not matter what age or what sex we are.

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9/6/08 12:12 P

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Thanks for this - the info is also important for those of us who don't have diabetes but have the risk factors, like family history. I'm sure from this research that strength training is a great way to prevent as well as manage, maybe even cure, diabetes!!

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Here is an article that I found on WebMD

Strength Training and Diabetes

If you have diabetes, you might want to consider strength training. Of course, any regular exercise is important for those with diabetes. Aerobic exercises such as walking or swimming can help you lose weight, improve your cardiovascular (heart) health, and better control your blood sugar.

Strength training is another form of exercise that is beneficial for those with diabetes. Also known as resistance training, strength training usually involves lifting weights in order to build muscle. You can also increase your strength by pushing or working against something that resists your weight, such as doing pushups.

If you have diabetes, strength training can improve your quality of life by allowing you to continue to perform everyday activities such as walking, lifting, and climbing stairs as you get older. Strength training can also help reduce your risk for osteoporosis and painful fractures.

Strength Training and Diabetes: The Benefits
If you have diabetes, research has shown that strength training can:

improve insulin sensitivity
improve glucose tolerance
help you lose weight
lower your risk for heart disease

In scientific studies, strength training has been found to improve insulin sensitivity in those individuals with diabetes to the same extent that aerobic exercise does. Extended periods of strength training improve blood sugar control as well as taking a diabetes medication. In fact, in those people with diabetes, strength training in combination with aerobic exercise may be even more beneficial.

Strength Training and Diabetes: Before You Begin
Talk to your doctor before you start any exercise program. Your doctor may want to examine you to make sure you are able to do the exercise program without injuring yourself.

Strength Training and Diabetes: ADA Recommendations
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends that people with type 2 diabetes start a strength training program to help with blood sugar control. The program can begin with a moderate schedule (one set of 10-15 repetitions with weights up to three times a week). Once you become accustomed to the moderate schedule, you can move on up to three sets of 10-15 repetitions with weights up to three times a week.

As with any type of exercise, with strength training always warm up before exercising and then take time to cool down afterward.


Edited by: KITRAE1 at: 9/4/2008 (14:31)
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