The Best Time to Workout if you are Insulin Resistant

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If you are insulin resistant, then you know how hard it can be to lose weight.

It can be extremely frustrating to literally put your blood, sweat, and tears into working out to get no results. Trust me, I know how you feel because I cried those tears too! Well it is time to wipe away those tears, because it is possible to lose weight. The secret to losing weight with insulin resistance is all about stabilizing your blood sugars. The best way to help stabilize your blood sugars is with the timing of your exercise (obviously you need to be eating a clean diet as well).

Exercising promotes a healthy life. The people that exercise daily live longer and happier lives. So, you need to move it, move it (insert Reel 2 Real - I Like to Move it). The best way to move it when you have insulin resistance is AFTER meals. You've probably have heard conflicting views that say you should exercise before eating because you will burn more fat. While this may hold true, it is a different ball game for someone who is insulin resistant or diabetic.

Someone who has trouble regulating their blood sugar is more likely going to have a spike after eating. You want to prevent this! By exercising after the meal, you will help bring down those blood glucose levels and stabilize them. You want your blood glucose to be nice and level.

According to a recent study, taking a short 10-minute walk after meals improved blood glucose levels better than doing a long walk all at once. How sweet is that? You don’t need to carve out hours at the gym or do endless exercising to reap the benefits. It is easy to incorporate several 10-minute walks into your routine.  

So, the real key is the timing of when you exercise to experience benefits and have the greatest impact on your health. Once those blood sugars are in check you will notice that the pounds will start to come off.