Home Workouts for Better Blood Sugar

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Hi, I'm Dr. Mike Clark. Are you struggling to become a gym person? Stop trying so hard. A recent study suggests that working out at home can be just as effective as going to the gym when it comes to helping people lose weight, and lowering the risk of Type 2 diabetes. Researchers had middle aged adults at risk for Type 2 diabetes, do a resistance training workout for a better part of the year.

Some were given gym programs, while others were given simple low-tech exercises they could do using household objects like soup cans, resistance bands, or even your own body weight. By the end of the study, participants in both groups lost the same amount of weight. And the number of people with abnormally high blood sugar, a condition called impaired glucose tolerance dropped significantly in both groups.

Whether you prefer the gym, or the privacy of your own home, the most important thing is to choose a workout that you like. For home workouts you can keep it simple with a few hand weights, some resistant bands, and a mat, and for more ways to shape up, watch all our smart tips, right here.