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2 Weeks to Improved Glucose Metabolism with HIIT

In our on-going fight against obesity-related lifestyle disease, particularly type 2 diabetes, it seems we have two effective approaches at our disposal.

The first is our diet, where a low-carb, high-fat approach tends to yields the best results, with positive benefits also witnessed with intermittent fasting. However, new research also reveals that high-intensity interval training (HIIT) increases glucose metabolism in muscles and improves insulin sensitivity in type 2 diabetics, with glucose function in thigh muscles returning to normal levels within just two weeks of training in this manner.

This was discovered by Senior Research Fellow Kari Kalliokoski and Project Manager Jarna Hannukainen at the University of Turku, Finland during a research project that aimed to study the health impacts of HIIT on both healthy people and diabetics. The research results were published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports.

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