Thursday, September 21, 2006

Lift 'Em Weights

A new study in the Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (July 2006) shows that lifting weights can help to prevent and to treat diabetes (source). In the study, adolescent boys who implemented a twice-weekly weight training program for only 4 months built muscle, lost fat and decreased insulin resistance, dramatically reducing their risk of diabetes. So if you've been a couch potato, or even if you are one of those people who runs miles but never lifts, now is the time to pick up those weights. Studies have consistenly shown that there is no better way to lose weight than to lift weight!

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