Lifting Weights to Lower Blood Sugar

For a long time, doctors advised people with diabetes against weight training. They believed that it made it worse but research now shows that it could help! The Life Science Institute researchers at the University of Michigan have found that resistance training helps to strengthen the white muscle, which helps to lower the blood sugar.   Why Did Doctors Believe the Opposite?   Before the study, there was the belief that the growth of white muscle would lead to more reliance on glucose. This, in turn, would keep the blood sugar levels high. Since there is more need for the energy, the body will release more of the insulin to try and keep it in check. This would make diabetes worse since there would be too much in the body.   Too much insulin causes a problem for the body. The cells cannot cope with the amount that is around […] Read more »