It has been long discovered that engaging in aerobic exercise has numerous benefits, including lowering the risk of diabetes. More recently we are learning that muscle-strengthening exercises such as yoga and weight-lifting, are also great ways to lower your diabetes risk. Combine the two and you lower your risk factor even more. Women who reported at least an hour a week of muscle-strengthening work plus at least 2.5 hours a week of aerobic exercise had a whopping 67% lower risk of getting diabetes than inactive women.
So if you want to lower your risk factor, regardless of your “genes,” or reverse your type-2 diabetes AND reap a whole lot more health benefits such as keeping a lid on weight gain, heart disease, stroke, colon and breast cancer and depression, GET MOVING and GET LIFTING!