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Can you strong-arm diabetes?

April 18, 2019

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Dr. Monique Tello is a practicing physician at Massachusetts General Hospital, director of research and academic affairs for the MGH DGM Healthy Lifestyle Program, clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School, and author of the evidence-based lifestyle … See Full Bio
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April 29, 2019

I am a coach and Leader teaching people ZEN jogging or called meditative running for a passing year and a half. I have got large number of feedbacks from practitioners that their sugar levels or blood pressure, depression, insomnia,etc. are reduced or become to normal however they had taken medications for many years.

ZEN jogging is cardiorespiratory excercise or called breathing exercises. The Running speed is like walking speed so that No one feels suffer with heart discomfort.

Now at least tens of thousands people are doing the exercises every day and they tell me that ZEN jogging is important and becomes a mandatory activity,as same as eating and sleeping and they are happy to do it .

I would like to share with the top leading medical school, Harvard Medical School. Hope you can do more researches and help more people released from diseases and pains.

ZEN jogging Is easy to learn and safe to all ages people, men or women. If you want to learn more,pls feel free to let me know.

April 14, 2019

It makes sense that muscle mass will reduce glucose spikes and reverse insulin resistance because larger muscles require more energy to operate. That energy comes from glucose. Less insulin is needed if we are continuously burning that glucose instead of storing it as fat. Since larger muscles burn more it would follow that lifting weights for muscle mass could potentially reverse diabetes.
However, the cardio improves the efficiency in which we burn that glucose. While this may be better for heart health, I would theorize that it doesn’t do as much for reversing diabetes as gaining muscle mass.
I also agree that grip tests are probably a better indicator because one of the issues with diabetes is neuropathy issues. Forearm grip strength seems to be the first thing to go. At least that’s how it was for me.

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