Weight Loss

  • The addition of resistive exercise training to an existing aerobic exercise program may improve insulin sensitivity in overweight, older men and thus prevent the development of type 2 diabetes. (Int J Sport Nut Exerc Metab, 2004)
  • The best weight loss results included a combination of training, behavior therapy and diet. (Perspect Public Health, 2009)
  • Current Research shows that exercise has significant benefits for people with osteoarthritis. Exercise can reduce pain, improve strength and increase aerobic capacity and functional activity. (Physical Therapy Reviews, 2004
  • Aerobic training for at least 30 minutes, three to six times per week can lower glycosylated hemoglobin levels by clinically significant amounts. (The Cochrane Database of Systematic Review, 2005)
  • Weight reduction had positive short-term effects on musculoskeletal pain, perceived disability and observed functional limitations. (Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord., 2004)
  • From the diabetes organization website: several studies have shown that supervised weight training is a good way for middle-aged and older adults to control diabetes. People who take part in a supervised, center-based program do a better job in sticking to their weight training routine and as a result show long-term improvements in blood glucose control and insulin sensitivity.
  • From the diabetes organization website: studies show a consistent trend that lifestyle changes are about as effective as drug therapy in delaying or preventing type 2 diabetes.
  • Current evidence indicates that the components of the metabolic syndrome can be targeted with lifestyle interventions to prevent the complications of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. (Geriatrics and Aging, 2007)
  • Combined aerobic training and resistance training yields more pronounced physiological adaptations than aerobic training alone and appears to be superior in producing improvements in VO2 Max, muscular strength and endurance and body composition. (Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 2008)