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Diabetics who engage in regular physical exercise are one-third less likely to die, research shows

Tuesday, July 27, 2004
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles...)
Tags: diabetes, diabetics, physical exercise

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Here's good news for diabetics: new research shows that moderate exercise, such as walking, cycling, or jogging, can significantly reduce the risk of death for people with Type 2 diabetes. This study followed over 3,300 people and correlated their level of physical exercise with mortality to find that moderate exercise reduced the chance of cardiovascular death by 9%, and more vigorous exercise reduced the total chance of death by 33%.

To people with diabetes, this probably isn't new news. Diabetics have long been advised to pursue physical exercise, especially cardiovascular exercise, in order to improve their overall health and reduce their chance of death. This study simply adds support to the notion that physical exercise is the number one way to enhance your health and avoid the downward health spiral associated with diabetes.

Interestingly, this research did not mention the fact that with enough exercise, and a few basic alterations to your food choices, you can eliminate diabetes altogether. Type 2 diabetes is a completely reversible disease; in fact, it's almost a misnomer to call it a disease, since it's more like a physiological effect caused by the consumption of refined carbohydrates and lack of physical exercise. It's not as if an invader from the outside has caught onto your body and given it this terrible disease. Diabetes is simply a metabolic result that happens as a natural outcome of your lifestyle choices.

This is good news, because it means you can reverse this so-called disease by simply altering your lifestyle choices. Physical exercise is one component of this, and diet and nutrition is the other major component. By altering your food choice so that you avoid foods that cause diabetes -- soft drinks, high-fructose corn syrup, refined carbohydrates, added sugars, refined white flour, and other similar ingredients -- and by supplementing your diet with superior nutrition, you can utterly reshape the way you metabolism responds to foods. By superior nutrition, I mean those foods and superfoods that are known to stabilize blood sugar, increase insulin sensitivity, and promote weight loss. These foods include: fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, soy products, and superfoods like chlorella, spirulina, wheat grass, broccoli sprouts, sea vegetables and quinoa.

The bottom line to this research is that it shows very little exercise is needed to achieve a moderate reduction in the risk of death for diabetics -- just 30 minutes a day of exercise on a bicycle, jogging, or swimming, can have a significantly positive impact on your overall health. For most people, that's less time than they spend cooking or watching TV, or even reading the morning paper. Thirty minutes is an amount of time that every person can fit into their schedule if they make it a priority. When people tell me they don't have time to exercise, what they're really saying is they don't want to make exercise a priority, because nearly everyone finds time to watch television and engage in other pointless activities that do nothing for their health. Thirty minutes a day is a very small investment to make in your health in terms of the benefit it produces.

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About the author:Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is a best selling author (#1 best selling science book on Amazon.com) and a globally recognized scientific researcher in clean foods. He serves as the founding editor of NaturalNews.com and the lab science director of an internationally accredited (ISO 17025) analytical laboratory known as CWC Labs. There, he was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for achieving extremely high accuracy in the analysis of toxic elements in unknown water samples using ICP-MS instrumentation. Adams is also highly proficient in running liquid chromatography, ion chromatography and mass spectrometry time-of-flight analytical instrumentation.

Adams is a person of color whose ancestors include Africans and Native American Indians. He's also of Native American heritage, which he credits as inspiring his "Health Ranger" passion for protecting life and nature against the destruction caused by chemicals, heavy metals and other forms of pollution.

Adams is the founder and publisher of the open source science journal Natural Science Journal, the author of numerous peer-reviewed science papers published by the journal, and the author of the world's first book that published ICP-MS heavy metals analysis results for foods, dietary supplements, pet food, spices and fast food. The book is entitled Food Forensics and is published by BenBella Books.

In his laboratory research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products.

In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Through the non-profit CWC, Adams also launched Nutrition Rescue, a program that donates essential vitamins to people in need. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.

With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving NaturalNews.com. He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a massive research resource featuring over 10 million scientific studies.

Adams is well known for his incredibly popular consumer activism video blowing the lid on fake blueberries used throughout the food supply. He has also exposed "strange fibers" found in Chicken McNuggets, fake academic credentials of so-called health "gurus," dangerous "detox" products imported as battery acid and sold for oral consumption, fake acai berry scams, the California raw milk raids, the vaccine research fraud revealed by industry whistleblowers and many other topics.

Adams has also helped defend the rights of home gardeners and protect the medical freedom rights of parents. Adams is widely recognized to have made a remarkable global impact on issues like GMOs, vaccines, nutrition therapies, human consciousness.

In addition to his activism, Adams is an accomplished musician who has released over a dozen popular songs covering a variety of activism topics.

Click here to read a more detailed bio on Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, at HealthRanger.com.

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