July 20, 2024

Are you one of the 30 million Americans who have type 2 diabetes?

Even if you don't, trust me; this information is a life saver.

More and more research is piling up, and you should know this: high-intensity interval training reduces heart complications in people living with type 2 diabetes.

And because up to 95% of the Americans who have diabetes, have type 2 diabetes, this finding is incredible.

In type 2 diabetes, blood sugar levels rise to dangerous levels because your body's cells become resistant to insulin (the hormone responsible for converting blood sugar into energy).

High blood sugar levels can lead to:

  • vision loss
  • heart disease
  • kidney failure, etc

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in type 2 diabetes.

Luckily, researchers are confident that exercise is the best way to prevent heart disease.

However, they also understand that due to impaired heart function, it might be a little hard for people to work out at the extent where they can profit from the exercise's benefits.

But with HIIT, things are quite different.

HIIT Improves Heart Function in 3 Months!

High-intensity interval training involves short bursts of intense sprinting or stair climbing with alternate periods of moderate intensity exercise, such as jogging or fast walking.

The study showed that 25-minute exercise sessions with 10 minutes of very high-intensity activity over three months was enough to improve heart function – all of that without any change in medication or diet.

The research also demonstrated that HIIT was a safe, inexpensive, and practical solution for middle-aged adults who have type 2 diabetes.

Here's an example of a quick HIIT workout:

Additional Benefits of HIIT

This type of exercise not only improves your heart function, but also helps you lose weight, tone, and promotes a good mood.

It's also responsible for accelerating your metabolism, therefore, helping you burn more fat than usual.

Sleep will improve as well.

So, what are you waiting for?

Were you aware of how beneficial HIIT is to your health?

I can't wait to see what your thoughts are on this finding.

Also, leave me any questions that you might have.