Adding resistance/weight training to an exercise is key!

New study shows that adding strength training to aerobic exercise reduces diabetes risk.

Those who combined weights with cardio had the greatest reduction in risk compared with their non-exercising peers.

As I’ve said numerous times, I believe weight training has been key to my 125 lbs weight loss (and no weight regain in 2.5 years).  When people diet, they will tend to lose muscle and have their metabolic rates decline.  My experience has been that weight training counteracts this.

Weight training is good for women, too!  Yes – it won’t cause getting bulky, but rather enhance your shape.

Here’s one place to start – you can do many exercises that don’t require a gym, but merely your own body weight.


Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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