If you are one of those women who hit the gym regularly and only sweat it out at the cardio, its time to re-look your exercise schedule. A study conducted in nearly 100,000 US nurses says that lifting weights reduces risk of Type 2 Diabetes. Strength training i.e. using dumbbells and lifting weights burns more fat and also strengthens the muscles. Atleast 150 minutes of aerobic activity and an hour of muscle training a week has shown to lessen Type 2 Diabetes risk by one third. Weight lifting improves the body’s ability to use insulin and process glucose.  Including push ups or other resistance training during a work out also puts a person with diabetes on the path to long-term good health. And if you have been doing nothing on keeping your body fit, it is high time you begin now.

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