When it comes to exercise, an aerobic one steals all the glory. All the interesting sweating way can help you to get the government recommended 150 minutes per week of aerobic activity, such as swimming, volleyball, brisk walking, any activity can increase the flow of the blood and breath.
Another less attractive force is strength training. While about half of americans reach the goal of aerobic exercise, only 20 percent of them participate in the recommended muscle strengthening activity of major muscle groups. Women in particular tend to shy away.
But they ignore their own dangers. Strength training significantly reduced the risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease and was found in a new study published in the journal sports and sports medicine and science.
Scientists (and anyone else who has ever smoked iron) have long known that strength training can make muscles bigger. It also protects bones by increasing their density, which is an important benefit for older women. But recent evidence suggests that it also reduces BMI, which improves how the body USES insulin. Larger muscles also mean that glucose can get around the body better.
The researchers hope to see whether the little-known benefits of strength training like this actually affect a person’s risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Using data from the women’s health study, they tracked nearly 36,000 older women aged between 47 and 98. Women fill out questionnaires every year from 2000 to 2014 to learn about their health and fitness levels, and one question asks women to estimate the weight/strength training they have held each week for the past year. The researchers tracked which women had cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks, strokes and type 2 diabetes.
Whether a woman has done these muscles intensive exercises, or not to predict her health. Author wrote: “it is reported that the women to participate in any of the strength training compared to avoid the use of strength training of women are more likely to have lower body mass index, more likely to engage in a healthy diet, less likely to be current smokers.
Strength training also has to do with women’s risk in both cases. Those who said they had no strength training, even when the researchers took control of the other variables such as age, after the intake of vegetables and fruits, the risk of type 2 diabetes are 30% lower, the risk of cardiovascular disease also have a 17% lower risk of cardiovascular disease than physical activity.
Not surprisingly, adding cardio helps reduce risk. Those who performed at least 120 minutes of cardio and strength training per week had a 65 percent lower risk of type 2 diabetes than those who did not.
More research is needed to determine the best strength training for women and men to reduce risk. But studies show that both sports have unique benefits, and strength training is scientific.