Guys, want to avoid diabetes? Hit the gym!


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Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, affecting 90-95% of the 13 million men already diagnosed with diabetes today. You can learn everything you need to know about type 2 diabetes here but basically it is when your pancreas isn't letting out enough insulin or your body just isn't working with the insulin your body is producing. Diabetes is a serious issue but a new study has found that weight training regularly with aerobics may reduce your risk by up to 59%!
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This study followed over 32,000 men for approximately 20 years. Every other year the participants tracked their exercise and their factors like smoking, alcohol, coffee intake, and diet. Out of all the participants only 7% developed new cases of diabetes which is below the national average of 11.8%. This study was able to prove that by lifting weight between 1-59 minutes per week men were able to lower their risk of type 2 diabetes by 12%, 25% if they increased their time working out to 60-149 minutes, and then anyone doing about 30 minutes per day lowered their chances by 34%!

According to the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse about 1.9 million adults over the age of 20 were diagnosed with new cases of diabetes in the United States alone in 2010! So to make sure your chances are as low as possible start hitting the gym! 

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