An hour-long weekly workout can lower risk factors for diabetes and heart disease
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No time for a full workout? Even a little bit can help, suggests a study published online June 13, 2017, by Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
Researchers looked at more than 7,000 healthy people (81% men) to find out whether resistance exercise, alone or combined with aerobic exercise, lowered their risk for developing metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of unhealthy conditions — specifically, abdominal obesity, high triglycerides, low HDL (good) cholesterol, high blood pressure, and high blood sugar — that raises your risk for heart disease and diabetes.