Moving your bones may prevent prediabetes

Carol Roach By Carol Roach, 23rd Nov 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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New studies point to exercise being a necessary component for staving off diabetes. Even a little movement can help.

Movement and pre diabetes

We all know by now that exercise is important for good health in children and adults alike. Studies on mice show that any vibration may be good to stave off pre diabetes in teens.

The mice study showed that the blood glucose levels of overweight mice which moved were much lower than the overweight mice that didn’t do much of that. Furthermore Science Daily, goes on to say that pre diabetic symptoms such as frequent urination and inflammation were appeared less frequently in mice that responded to vibration.

Movement improved glucose levels in lab rats

Dr. Jack C. Yu, Chief of the Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University, reports that “20 minutes of daily vibration for eight weeks restored a healthy balance of key pro- and anti-inflammatory mediators and was better than prescription drugs at reducing levels of hemoglobin A1c, the most accurate indicator of average blood glucose levels.”

According to Dr. Yu, blood glucose levels showed improvement in even the normal mice with just four hours of vibration

Teens need to move around

We know the body tends to hold onto fat for energy and survival, which researchers think is “an important factor in chronic inflammation found in obesity-related type 2 diabetes." However, necessary for ancient people to hunt for food, most adults do not use that much energy to secure food.

This new info can do a lot in the search to find a way of avoiding diabetes. Many teens are overweight because they eat too much fatty foods and they do not exercise. If you at least shake your bones (vibration) you are fooling the body into thinking it is exercising. Since no rigorous workout is required, this might give teens the incentive to at least move around a bit, even when they are watching TV or playing on the computer.

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Retired therapist and author of two books, freelance writer, newsletter editor, and blogger. I write, health, mental health, women's issues, animal , celebrity, history, and SEO articles.

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author avatar spirited
24th Nov 2015 (#)

The vibration machine they advertise on the TV here might be good for you then.

interesting piece Carol

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author avatar vickylass
24th Nov 2015 (#)

Whether in the morning or late in the evening, I rather go for a two hour walk. Cheaper and more interesting than modern gyms. Thanks for sharing!

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