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Engaging in resistance or strength training is absolutely important especially if you want to improve your endurance and strength. But did you know that other than that, a new study has discovered that this type of training may lower your chances of having type 2 diabetes?

According to a study conducted by Sports Medicine, doing exercises that use weights and resistance bands may effectively control blood sugar, triglycerides, and cholesterol enough to lower the chance of developing type 2 diabetes.

Researchers have observed 14 studies with a total of 668 participants which focused on controlled trials using resistance training interventions to affect cardiometabolic health in a way that could delay the onset of type 2 diabetes for those at higher risk and they have concluded that this type of exercise is effective not just in people who haven't developed the condition yet but even in people who already have diabetes.

Additionally, it has also been observed by Raza Qadir, MD a lead author who has also worked on the research of resistance training, that any type of movement can be vital in controlling health factors and reduce the chances of developing diabetes. However, data has shown that there are specific training types that yield good results such as using free weights. And aside from helping reduce risk of Type 2 diabetes, engaging in resistance training also comes with plenty of benefits including weight management, muscle strength development, improved bone density, and flexibility maintenance.

So, if you want to get rip and at the same time avoid the perils of having type 2 diabetes, adding resistance training into your exercise mix is a must.

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