Diabetes Treatment: Study Says Evening Workouts Best For Lowering Blood Sugar In Overweight and Obese Adults

For people who have diabetes, it is important that they exercise regularly. This can help them in managing their blood sugar levels. However, one doesn’t have the time to exercise in the morning. Not to worry as a recent study says that exercising in the evening hours can help to lower blood sugar levels. Read on to know more about the study.
Evening Workouts Best For Lowering Blood Sugar In Overweight and Obese Adults

Evening Workouts Best For Lowering Blood Sugar In Overweight and Obese Adults

A recent study found that exercising in the evening hours can help to lower blood sugar levels. The study was published in the journal Obesity and found that moderate to vigorous physical activity in the evening for sedentary adults with overweight and obesity can be beneficial in lowering daily blood sugar levels.
Jonatan R. Ruiz, Professor of Physical Activity and Health, at the Department of Physical and Sports Education, University of Granada in Spain said, “Our results highlight the importance of the field of precision exercise prescription.
“In clinical practice, certified sports and medical personnel should consider the optimal timing of the day to enhance the effectiveness of the exercise and physical activity programs they prescribe.”
Diabetes is a condition wherein you have high blood sugar levels. This happens because your body doesn’t produce enough insulin or the insulin produced isn’t used efficiently. Hence, the glucose that you consume isn’t processed. When you have increased blood sugar levels over a long period of time, it can damage your organs and cause several health issues. Therefore, it is important that you spot the early signs of the disease so that you can seek treatment and prevent it from causing severe health issues.
For people who have diabetes, it is important that they exercise regularly. This can help them in managing their blood sugar levels. However, one doesn’t have the time to exercise in the morning. Not to worry as the new study says that exercising in the evening hours can help to lower blood sugar levels.
For the study, the researchers studied a total of 186 adults who exercised between 6 a.m. and noon, noon to 6 p.m., or 6 p.m. to midnight over 14 days. The participants had a body mass index of 32.9 kg/m2 with overweight or obesity with an average age of 46 years.
Data for the study was collected from baseline examinations from a multi-centre randomised controlled trial conducted in Granada and Pamplona, Spain. The aim of the study was to understand the efficacy and feasibility of time-restricted eating on visceral adipose tissue, body composition and cardiometabolic risk factors in adults with overweight and obesity.
The results showed that accumulating greater than 50 per cent of moderate to vigorous physical activity in the evening was associated with lowering day, night and overall blood glucose levels compared with being inactive. The association was found to be stronger in participants with impaired glucose regulation and was similar in both men and women.
A previous study, published in the journal Diabetes Care and based on data from 30,000 people who were followed over almost 8 years also showed that exercise during the evening may offer more health benefits against obesity.
The study showed that aerobic moderate to vigorous physical activity between 6 pm and midnight reduced the risk of premature death and death from cardiovascular disease.
(With inputs from IANS)
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