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Strength training “essential for patients with diabetes”

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A new paper reviews some of the reasons why I have been encouraging people to consider doing more with their muscles, to take weight lifting more seriously as an exercise option. It’s not only more efficient than people realize — great bang for buck — but challenging muscles is actually healthier than just raising your heart rate with aerobic exercise.

Great title on this paper too, by the way:

May the force be with you: why resistance training is essential for subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus without complications.”

As summarized by Brad Schoenfeld:

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