Could exercising decrease the risk of diabetes?

Could exercising decrease the risk of diabetes?

In today’s blog the Cheapest Life Insurance looks at a recent study on whether or not exercising can decrease the risk of diabetes in women.

A study from Harvard University has found that by doing 30 minutes exercise a day, women can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by between 30-40%. They also found that by doing only an hour of exercise every week can even reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by 13% within women.

The study that was carried out by Harvard University followed 100,000 women, also showed that the women that did at least 150 minutes of aerobic activity and an hour of muscle strengthening exercises such as weight lifting had the best results.

The research diabetes officer at Diabetes UK told the Express:

 ‘Despite limitations to which this research can be applied to women in general, it underlines the message that leading an active healthy lifestyle can help to reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes’.

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Whatever you’re New Year’s resolutions are, beat the winter blues and get out and active and you will look and feel great!

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