Diabetes a concern? With 366 million diabetic people (and growing!) around the world, it should be. Fortunately, there’s something you can do to help prevent getting diabetes. It’s something you should be doing already anyway: exercising!
Most people are aware by now that the lack of physical activity that plagues the globe is directly related to the increase in obesity. Obesity has been linked to health problems such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes. According to a recent study, the lack of exercise that is related to the development of obesity may also be contributing to the development of type 2 diabetes.
Additionally, building muscles specifically could help keep diabetes away. Recent research shows that people with lower muscle mass on their bodies have increased risk of developing insulin resistance, which put them at risk of developing diabetes. This phenomenon does make sense given the fact that the muscle plays an important role in glucose breakdown, thus affecting the body’s ability to manage blood glucose level.
So lift some weights and get jogging more often. When you run, you might literally be running away from diabetes.