This is a must-read for your health!
We hear so much about high blood sugar, insulin resistance, diabetes, etc. that it can be tempting to tune it out.
Here are some stats that made me sit up and pay more attention:
- 96 million adults over the age of 18 in the US have prediabetes (38% of the population!)
- 48% of people over 65 have prediabetes
- 37.3 million people have diabetes (11% of the US population) – 8.5 million of them undiagnosed
Woah, right? This is something we ALL need to pay attention to because it plays a huge role in your health over the long term.
Let’s take a quick look at the domino effect of how blood sugar issues can occur:
- Over time, your blood sugar levels start to creep up. This can be because of obesity, inactivity, a high-carb diet, medications, genetics, or even getting older – the list is long!
- Your body pumps out insulin to remove the blood sugar. This is a good thing… at least at first.
But over time, too much insulin can make your body resistant to it. This leaves excess blood sugar in your bloodstream. (This is when you might notice a buildup of extra belly fat.)
- Chronic high blood sugar can lead to a long list of serious health conditions like obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and more.
But you have a powerful ally to help fight off this sugar invasion… Regular exercise!
Here’s how it helps:
- Exercise can lower blood sugar levels as your muscles burn sugar as fuel.
- Exercise improves insulin sensitivity. Regular workouts help your cells become more receptive to insulin, helping to keep your blood sugar levels in balance.
- Exercise helps control your weight. Being at a healthy weight can help prevent insulin resistance.
- Exercise boosts your overall health. Regular physical activity promotes better heart health, strengthens your immune system, and lifts your mood. Plus, it can help keep nagging sugar cravings at bay!
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Yours In Heallth