How Exercise Plays a part
Exercise can play a wonderful role in treating insulin resistance naturally. This is because exercise plays a wonderful role on our body overall. You see, having muscle mass will help you burn more fat and calories. Muscles require more energy to maintain than fat does, and this is why you’ll burn more fat and calories when you have muscle. So simple strength training exercises can start you on your way to treating your insulin resistance.
Exercise also tends to burn more fat just because our bodies are moving around more. And the more active or strenuous your exercise is, the more fat you can burn. Burning fat is one of the fastest ways to treat insulin resistance, particularly if most of your fat is on your body.
When you combine exercise with dietary changes, you can see results much faster than you might expect. Following a low carb diet for instance, and working in exercise even just fifteen minutes a day, can show a drastic reduction in your belly fat within just a couple of weeks.
This is because the first several days of a low carb diet plan will flush out excess carbohydrates and sugars from your system. Once those extra carbs have been burned, your body will then start using its fat stores for energy instead of using carbohydrates. This starts fat burning automatically just from the change in eating habits.
When you also start exercising too though, you’re automatically telling your body to consume more fat because you’ve drastically increased your energy requirements with the new activity. And since your body doesn’t have an excess storage of carbohydrates for you to burn while exercising, it will start breaking down the stored fat for you to use for energy instead.
Exercise does not have to be a major chore either. In fact, many people simply look for ways to increase their activity each day instead. Going for a walk for instance, or taking your family for a bike ride, are both enjoyable experiences that give you more exercise.
If you want to build muscles so your body will burn extra calories and fat even while you’re sleeping or watching tv, then try strength training or interval training. Interval training is actually the best of both worlds: It involves sudden, fast, heart pumping movements followed by more leisurely paced movements. This spurs your metabolism while also building the muscle strength too, and it can burn fat very quickly from your body.
Natural ways to get interval training into your day is to simple play some sports you enjoy. Things like tennis, raquetball, baseball and basketball are all examples of natural interval training.
Note: Some statements in this article may not be approved by the FDA. This article is for informational purposes only and should not be taken as professional medical advice.