Diet Center Diet Tips

Here are some diet tips that will help keep you on track and on time for goal weight.

Oct 15, 2018 Tip

Excess weight and less physical activity are possible causes of increased insulin levels. High levels can result in food cravings and an increased risk of hypertension, heart disease, and non-insulin dependent diabetes.  Research shows that vigorous exercise can lower insulin levels.  A study researched men and women who walked, ran, cycled, and rowed on stationary machines for 45 minutes a day, 4 days a week.  The insulin secretions in their blood dropped 28% after nine months. 

The study looked for maximum effects.  Therefore, less rigorous exercise may also improve your insulin’s efficiency.  In fact, regular exercise in general reverses insulin resistance in obesity, improves cardiovascular fitness, and improves blood pressure control.   Regular exercise also appears to slow carbohydrate ingestion and may increase insulin sensitivity for 2 to 3 days afterwards.  You can start incorporating exercise routines in your lifestyle to help improve your insulin efficiency.