Tip 4: Follow a Strength Training Routine
Exercise improves insulin health tremendously. In an effort to perform any physical activity like taking a walk or cleaning your apartment, your body needs energy and insulin is absolutely involved in the body’s ability to turn the food into energy.
Thus, we encourage strength training and interval training. Needless to say, a higher intensity is best, but don’t undermine low intensity exercise, it has its benefits too. To sum up, heavy weights with a high volume will obviously lead to greater energy use and ideal insulin health.
Tip 5: Do Something Physical daily and Be More Active
Generally, people weren’t built to sit for hours, hence when we are passive it affects the body’s sensitivity to insulin.
There’s a study that observed how inactivity in people with desk jobs affects their insulin health. Young healthy persons who normally took more than 10,000 steps a day were made to switch to a more passive lifestyle of about 1,500 steps a day for a 14-day span. This way of life reduced insulin sensitivity and the participants gained visceral belly fat.
That is why we suggest taking 10,000 steps a day and also performing regular strength training and energy system training. And on days when you don’t exercise, move as much as possible. Take a walk, get your house work done and take the stairs as many times as you can.
Tip 6: Make Sure Your Basic Nutrients Are Adequate
Besides omega-3 fish oil, the most prominent nutrients which bolster insulin sensitivity are magnesium, zinc and vitamin D. It’s a good idea to get their levels tested.
For zinc, bargain for a mix of zinc ororate and aspartate. When it comes to a magnesium supplement, you need one that has a blend of elemental magnesium like magnesium ororate, fumarate, glycenate, and taurate due to their ability to get easily absorbed by the body. As for vitamin D, you only need to take up to 2,000 IUs a day.
Tip 7: Fine Tune Insulin Health With Additional Supplements
Unquestionably, there are plentiful herbs, minerals, and antioxidants which will get you to optimize your insulin health by helping the insulin to bind to the cell, regulate glucose uptake, support energy use or lower inflammation.
These are probiotics (boosts glucose uptake and energy levels), vitamin K (improves insulin sensitivity), coffee (reduces inflammation and supports glucose uptake) and green tea (reduces inflammation).