What Your Exercise Style Predicts About Your Health
Love yoga, or exercising first thing in the morning? Here's what your workout routine says about your well-being.
If you: Love interval training
You may be less resistant to insulin. Type 2 diabetics who did three short bursts of high-intensity exercise daily had bigger drops in blood sugar than those who did one low-intensity cardio session.
If you: Frequently strength train
You may boast a flatter belly. Researchers at Harvard found that people who lifted weights for 20 or more minutes daily had less belly fat than those who did the same amount of cardio.
If you: Do cardio in the morning
You may get better z’s. An Appalachian State University study found that a.m. workouts led to improvements in sleep quality compared with exercise in the afternoon or evening.