HIIT exercise will reduce your diabetes risk | Daily Mail Online
High intensity interval training (HIIT)combats high insulin resistance
Women at risk for diabetes showed lower glucose levels after 10-week course
A different study found intensive exercise and a strict diet brought big benefits
Half of diabetes patients no longer needed their glucose-lowering medications
When it comes to reducing the risk of diabetes - or managing the condition if you already have it - there's a consistent message in some camps: a little exercise is always better than none.
But now new research has revealed that a gentle walk here and there is not enough to prevent or controlling it - high intensity interval training (HIIT) is what works.
One new study has found that this type - which involves short burst of high-intensity exercise followed by a brief low-intensity activity, repeatedly - combats high insulin resistance, a warning sign for the chronic disease.
The finding comes as another study discovered that a programme of intensive exercise and a strict dietworked so well that half of participants no longer needed their glucose-lowering medications.
Research suggests high-intensity exercise combats high insulin resistance, which is a warning sign for diabetes (file photo)
However, not all experts agree and one warned that diabetics should not come off their drugs and advised that a healthy lifestyle should always be adopted in combination with medication.
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In the first study, a team led by Professor Mikel Izquierdo from t Continue reading