But you might say ‘I have diabetes, why is strength so important?’
Well strength training has such an oversized effect for such a small activity that it is one the main pillars of a strong attack on diabetes.
Strength training will:
Improved Insulin Sensitivity: helping to regulate blood sugar levels more effectively.
Create Better Blood Glucose Control: by reducing fasting blood sugar levels and improving post-meal glucose management
Increase Muscle Mass: Muscle cells are metabolically active than fat cells, so more muscle helps the body use glucose more efficiently and burn more calories.
Enhance Glycemic Control: Resistance training leads to lower HbA1c level thereby reducing diabetes-related complications.
Weight Management: Resistance training can contribute to weight loss, which is crucial for as excess body weight can worsens insulin resistance.
Improved Lipid Profile: Lowering triglyceride levels and increase HDL (good) cholesterol, thus reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease
And many more!
Now you know why strength training is so important in combating diabetes, you know that you need to follow the Right Program, in the Right Environment, overseen by the Right People, you have the safety of the 90:20:100 rule so what are you waiting for?
You don’t have to let a diabetes diagnosis be a dark cloud hanging over you for the next 20 years…. Retirement, grandchildren, going for lazy morning walks and enjoying a coffee or a glass of wine with friends is what this part of your life should be about, take control, start taking action and really start enjoying this part of your life.