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Pump up your insulin sensitivity: The benefits of strength training

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Strength training isn’t just for building muscle and looking good. Did you know that strength training can also improve your insulin sensitivity? Insulin is a hormone that regulates blood sugar levels. Those with insulin resistance or diabetes have difficulty using insulin effectively. But by incorporating strength training into your fitness routine, you can increase your insulin sensitivity.

How to optimise strength training to increase insulin sensitivity
• Try to go for 30-minute sessions around 2-3 times a week. This is recommended for optimal benefits.
• Try focusing on compound exercises that engage multiple muscle groups at once, like squats and deadlifts.
• Consider progressively loading your exercises by gradually increasing the weight or resistance over time.
• Try to lift weights that are heavy enough to challenge you, but still manageable enough to maintain proper form.

Strength training helps in regulating blood sugar levels better. It helps increase muscle mass, thus increasing the sites where glucose can be stored. This eventually reduces the amount of glucose in the bloodstream. Keep up your fitness routine with strength training to boost insulin sensitivity. Take control of your health!

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