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Interval Training Can Lower Blood Sugar

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Short bursts of cardio are more effective than long endurance sessions, according to a recent study from the International Journal of Sports Medicine.

The study shows that Interval Training, which is short periods of INTENSE exercise followed by rest, is more effective at lowering blood sugar than intense continuous exercise.

Here’s how it works:

Interval Training lowers the blood sugar levels by making the cells more sensitive to insulin. Insulin is a hormone made naturally in the pancreas that helps move sugar into the cells of your body. Your cells use the sugar to make energy. Without enough insulin, sugar stays in your bloodstream, raising your blood sugar.

What is interval training?

An example would be sprinting for 30 seconds then walking for 60 seconds. Interval training is thought to work because by simply changing up exercises in a single period the exerciser improves speed and endurance during one session. It is also great for those of you who need to mix things up and keep your workout fresh!

Guess What?

40% of North Americans have high blood sugar levels. What does this mean? It can eventually lead to more serious causes like heart attacks, cancers, nerve damage and more.