Control Your Insulin Levels by Exercise Alone (no dieting)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009 23:11
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There is now proof showing that you can control your insulin sensitivity through exercise alone. The studyControl Your Insulin Levels by Just Exercising (no dieting) goes on to show that even without dieting (or even any signs of weight loss) your insulin levels still respond positivity to moderate aerobic exercise. Surprisingly, it also seemed to work in both lean and obese participants.

The study lasted 12 weeks and each participant worked out 4 times per week for 30-minutes.

"Because weight loss can be difficult to achieve and maintain in obese sedentary children, the purpose of this study was to determine whether a controlled exercise program, without any diet intervention and with no intention of weight loss, would improve fat distribution and sensitivity to insulin,” said Agneta Sunehag, MD, PhD, of Baylor College of Medicine and senior author of the study."

Although most studies show that BOTH diet and exercise are the key to long term weight maintenance, it's nice to see there are still plenty of benefits you can enjoy from exercise alone.

Source: The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM)

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