I Dr.Desert Flower mentions this study to me, about 2 months ago, where some Scottish Scientists studied the efficacy of high intensity exercise bursts, for just a few minutes a day, helping sedentary patients to regulate blood sugar. At the time, I was like "yeah, but I already exercise or do yoga nearly everyday for at least a 1/2 hour, so what?" The 2009 published Scottish study built upon a 2003 Mayo Clinic study.
Well, this week, since it is now truly "summer" I started working out in the 110F garage, and found it intensely hot - like a bath room air blowing hand dyer hot, so I brought my curling weights inside, to my office, and twice yesterday and twice today, did about 2 minutes of intense exercise with the weights, as well as my usual biking / swimming / yoga. My blood sugar went from 125 on Monday to 97 mg/DL today, 3 hours after lunch (my daily control check). Even better than the Scottish study! Very cool. [And this includes splurging on a lil Trader Joe's Mango Sorbet last night - yum!]
Those dern scientists! We all need to listen to them more when they are trying to help us! =)
1 year ago