Plyometric Exercises May Prevent Diabetes

Plyometric Exercises May Prevent Diabetes

Studies in the  Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research show that athletes don’t just increase their muscle strength during plyometric drills – they can also counter their risk of diabetes.

Researchers measured markers for diabetes in young athletes who carried out a series of high-intensity-resistance-focused training exercises. At the end of the trial the researchers discovered that improvements in strength were mirrored by better fasting-blood-glucose levels – and even more noticeable among those with a family history of diabetes.

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Written by Jenny Nickelson

Jenny Nickelson has been a sports enthusiast since childhood. Because of her deep love to water, she started training swimming in early years. Today she swears on variety and does it all: from swimming, running and cycling to fitness, skiing, dancing and mountaineering.


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