The International Diabetes Institute’s, ‘Lift, Loosen and Lose for Diabetes’ study (see publication 1 below), was the first in the world to demonstrate the benefits of regular progressive strength training in older adults with type 2 diabetes.
This research demonstrated:
Further analysis indicated that participants were unable to maintain the improvement in blood glucose control during home-based training (see publicaton 2 below). This suggests that supervision from qualified staff and the social support from others are important factors in achieving and maintaining strength training benefits.
This research is now playing a key role in the modification of Physical Activity Guidelines for people with diabetes around the world. In 2005 the Federal Government decided to fund the further development of the Lift for Life program to enable broad access for the Australian population, to the benefits of the program which delivered such fantastic research results. Furthermore, this research gives Health Professionals and prospective Participants good reason to choose Lift for Life – a proven results driven program.
I have never done anything like this before in my life and at age 80 I feel like a new person