Indeed, exercise is only effective as health tool when it is regular!
It is of little effect to do one or two sessions of strenuous exercise a week, every 2 weeks or once a month.
To effectively promote weight loss, to treat Insulin Resistance, or simply to be healthier, daily repetition is required.
Aim to do 15 – 30 minutes of exercise – walking is good – morning and evening at least 5 days a week.
Exercise time can also be accumulative – 10 minutes x 3 daily, for example from your car to the office/your house to the station/the parking area to the classroom etc.
Activity first thing in the morning may make it more likely that exercise will become a habit. Early morning activity will also help control blood sugar levels during the day – which is important for our wellbeing!
Regular physical activity will also help with stress management.
Stress and mental overdrive can make you fat and ill and may contribute to Insulin Resistance
Stress management and MENTAL ENERGY management is vital as they can both affect hormone levels – including stress hormones which may affect blood sugar and insulin levels in the body.
Cultivating a habit of unburdening oneself – either to a friend, professional or pastor – is an effective way of clearing the mind. This will help the body rid itself of undesirably high levels of hormones and other physical factors that influence metabolic functioning.
A calming routine e.g. a walk after work with the dogs, story time with a baby or a nice hot bath are other ways of caring for the SELF, which is often neglected due to the fast pace and demands of modern living.
How “smart” is your diet for Insulin Resistance and/or weight loss diet?
Treatment of Insulin Resistance should aim to optimise metabolism and to control blood sugar level peaks and the subsequent insulin peaks.
To facilitate this, some dietary adjustments has to be incorporated into any diet for weight loss or general healthy eating where a person has, or may be at risk of Insulin Resistance
A “smart” diet for weight loss and Insulin Resistance will take into account
Amount and type of fat
Amount and type of carbohydrate
Amount and type of protein
Addition of foods with special properties such as cinnamon and vinegar
Need more information?
The BETTER EAT™ Diet for Insulin Resistance is designed to affect cell structures, body composition and metabolic functioning. The Insulin Resistance Diet Guide (Under Health Tools) will give details on each of these seven factors.