One minute of physical activity per day can prevent the development of type 2 diabetes. As a result of their respective studies, representatives of the University of Bath came to this conclusion. The experiment was conducted with a group of volunteers.
Participants in the study traveled three times a week for 49 seconds via cycling. And after six weeks, there was an improvement in the functioning of insulin by 28%. Scientists have long proven the positive effect of training on the level of sugar. However, the modern way of life does not always allow time for physical education.
Experts found that around 66% of people do not engage in at least 30 minutes of exercise five times a week, as prescribed by doctors. The head of the latest research, Dr. Nils Vollaard, says that there is a supply of sugar in the muscles – glycogen. In order to replenish the supplies after classes, the muscles begin to take the sugar out of the blood.
When your body stays in an inactive position for too long, it might lead to severe consequences such as an increased concentration of sugar in the blood and eventually type 2 diabetes. According to doctors, during 20 seconds of intensive training, it is really possible to split the same amount of glycogen as in an hour of moderate exercise.
Diabetes mellitus type 2 is a disease that is characterized by a violation of the processes of converting food into energy. This, in turn, leads to increased blood glucose, increased risk of cardiovascular disease, as well as visual impairment and other complications.
Type 2 diabetes can occur in a person at any age, and as a rule of thumb, one in three people suffering from the disease fail to identify it in its initial stages.