When I was on vacation with my family in Yellowstone National Park, I had an idea to share an exercise experiment. I rode my bike to the top of Mount Washburn, which is about ten thousand feet above sea level.
Once I got to the top, I pulled my phone out to do a short video, and my phone battery was dead! Drat! Epic fail! My goal was to show you how our bodies can actually produce more insulin receptors.
Your body benefits from more insulin receptors because your blood sugar becomes readily available with the increase in receptors.
There is a proven way to grow more insulin receptors and that is through exercise. Getting more exercise will actually produce more insulin receptors. But there is a catch– it must be done consistently!
What the research tells us is that if we can get roughly two hundred minutes per week of cardio, to get blood flowing and your heart rate pumping, the body will actually produce more insulin receptors.
When I looked at my current patient base, I asked them to start exercising two hundred minutes a week. It’s a challenge for some at first because this can be a radical lifestyle change. I encourage them to start small and begin to incorporate more exercise into their daily routine. And that large improvement on their quality of life once they begin to see results is all the motivation they need to stick to the plan!
Let your body start producing more insulin receptors so you can readily use more blood sugar.
The Impact of Exercise
When it comes to weight loss, exercising for calories is not the key. The key is exercising to stimulate your brain. When your brain is working at a higher level, it’s going to control insulin receptors and also take control of your digestive system.
Try exercising two hundred minutes a week; that’s forty minutes, five times a day. This will give you better brain health, better blood sugar control and just better overall physical appearance and well-being.
You’ve got to get out and move, start where you are and I promise you’ll see results! If you need a little more support, motivation or just guidance on navigating controlling your diabetes, simply fill out the form below and request your appointment today!