Living Well: Study Shows 15 Minute Workout Reverses Type 2 Diabetes

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If you think you have no time to exercise, think again. All it takes is 15 minutes, according to a new study. 

Busy at work, busy at home. Just plain busy.

Sometimes it’s hard to squeeze in extra time for ourselves, including time for exercise. Now one small study says it doesn’t take much to make a difference.

Researchers took men who didn’t move around much and had them do strength training exercises at high intensity, but just for 15 minutes. 

After exercising for six weeks for 15 minutes, three times a week, their bodies controlled their blood sugar better, becoming more sensitive to insulin, the hormone that controls your sugar. 

The important thing is to exercise hard, use weights that are at least 80 percent of what you can possibly lift and keep doing reps until you can’t anymore. Then, switch to a different exercise. 

Participants in the study used nine different exercises to fill the 15 minutes.

Here’s what they prescribe:  Strength exercises like leg presses, bench presses, and bicep curls. P.S., of course, these will also make you stronger!

In just a little more time than it takes for your post-workout shower, it’s an exercise routine that helps your body control its blood sugar.

Short workouts are also called micro workouts and they’re expected to be a big fitness trend in 2019.

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