According to a new study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, researchers from the University of Missouri Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology have found that individuals with type 2 diabetes can decrease their risk of cardiovascular diseases more effectively by exercising after dinner.
For the study, researchers studied the effects of resistance exercises, such as abdominal crunches, leg curls, and seated calf raises in obese individuals with type 2 diabetes. During one visit, participants exercised for 45 minutes before eating dinner and after dinner during another visit.
Results showed that participants who exercised before dinner were only able to reduce the blood sugar levels, but participants who exercised after dinner were able to reduce both fat and sugar levels. This research may provide insight for those who exercise every day but are not experiencing any weight loss benefit.
The researchers also found that blood sugar and fat level improvements did not extend into the next day, suggesting that individuals need to practice daily resistance exercise after to dinner to maintain these improvements.
Researchers at the University of Missouri have found that individuals with Type 2 diabetes can lower their risks of cardiovascular diseases more effectively by exercising after a meal.