By Denise Reynolds RD for eMaxHealth.com
Daily exercise is often one of the healthy lifestyle choices recommended for the prevention of Type 2 diabetes. Most people first start with a cardio exercise such as walking or swimming. While this is very important for both fitness and reducing health risks, don’t forget to add in some weight training to your exercise program for added benefits.
In fact, a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the University of Southern Denmark find that weight training for 30 minutes a day, five days a week, significantly reduces risk for diabetes even without aerobic exercise.