The latest scientific research shows that weightlifting and other bodyweight exercises can help prevent chronic conditions, such as Type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
It all started with a simple idea: lift weights.
The idea has become increasingly popular in recent years, as more and more people are realizing that a healthy diet and lifestyle can be as simple as doing a little bit of weightlifting.
The results have been so dramatic that there is a growing demand for research on the benefits of bodyweight exercise, according a recent article in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.
“It has been found that doing one- and two-legged exercises on a regular basis increases muscle mass and strength and decreases insulin resistance,” said Dr. Elhanan Lavi, a cardiologist at the University of Haifa who is the lead author of the study.
A study conducted in the Netherlands showed that people who exercised three times a week had a 3.5 percent increase in muscle mass, compared to a 2.5-percent increase in those who did no exercise.
“Bodyweight exercise may also help prevent type 2 diabetes,” Lavi said.
That’s because it helps improve the insulin resistance that occurs when people are overweight.
In a 2012 study, Lavi and colleagues from the University Of Amsterdam examined the relationship between bodyweight and body fat distribution.
They found that a higher percentage of people in the low-fat group were actually heavier than those in the high-fat.
Bodyweight training, Ladi said, “may improve insulin resistance in type 2 diabetics.”
“I think that bodyweight training helps reduce the insulin sensitivity of diabetias and may also prevent diabetes,” he added.
The research suggests that body weight exercises are one of the best ways to build muscle, strengthen the heart, and improve insulin sensitivity.
Bodyweight exercises are simple, relatively painless, and can be performed with a variety of exercise partners, including dumbbells, kettlebells and even weights.
It’s one of those exercises that is easy to perform and relatively pain-free.
The researchers found that people in a high-carbohydrate diet had the highest levels of insulin resistance and insulin resistance markers, and they also had a higher risk of type 2 Diabetes.
One study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, showed that a low-carb diet was linked to a 35 percent increase of diabetes.
Another study, conducted in 2016, also found that body mass index (BMI) is a stronger predictor of insulin sensitivity in people who exercise.
So, if you’re obese, weightlifting might be a good choice for you.
It’s not only about calories.
Exercise is also good for you physically and mentally.
Bodyweight exercises help strengthen the muscles, so you don’t have to worry about breaking your bones.
For example, a study published in Obesity last year showed that women who exercised five days a week for four weeks had a lower risk of developing osteoarthritis of the knee, compared with women who did not exercise.
The study also found a 40 percent reduction in risk for osteoagnesis, a condition in which cartilage breaks down.
Body weight exercises also help you recover from exercise.
A study published last year in The American Journal of Physiology showed that weightlifters who performed five times per week for six months had a 10 percent reduction on the risk of osteoarthropathy.
A study published earlier this year in the American Journal, however, found that strength training can also increase bone mineral density and improve bone density in older people.
It’s a lot to take in, so keep an eye out for more research in the coming months.