Yoga Reduces the Risk of Diabetes

Yoga is shown to reduce risk of type 2 diabetes!

Love of Life Yoga

It is an amazing study. Over 99,000 women were followed for over eight years. The study examined the association of muscle-strengthening activities with the risk of Type 2 Diabetes in women. The results are astounding.

It is well established that aerobic physical activity can lower the risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D), but whether muscle-strengthening activities are beneficial for the prevention of T2D is unclear. The study from Lund University Diabetes Centre, Sweden, followed 99,316 middle-aged (36-55 years) and older women (53-81 years) for 8 years, who were free of diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular diseases at baseline. Participants reported weekly time spent on resistance exercise, lower intensity muscular conditioning exercises (yoga, stretching, toning), and aerobic moderate and vigorous physical activity.

Tree Pose

The findings are, in my opinion, very revealing. Although, it is well-established that regular aerobic exercise—physical activity in which the breathing and heart rate increase noticeably such as jogging, brisk walking, and swimming—lowers the…

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