There’s nothing like the freedom that’s gained by the Dot Com lifestyle.
However, that form of independence can foster one exception.
The rush you feel from realizing more and more e-commerce revenues may find you willingly tethered to your PC and/or laptop.
There’s nothing wrong with that, of course, if it’s how you wish to devote your time. Just don’t forget about your physical being. The better you look after yourself, the better you’ll enjoy the Dot Com lifestyle’s benefits.
And the better you’ll be able to defend yourself against the looming enemy of stationary workers: diabetes.
One of your body’s most critical hormones is insulin, and improving your sensitivity to it will ultimately help you avoid storing the carbs you eat as fat. Instead, you need to shuttle those carbs to your muscles to be used as energy.
One tried and true way to improve your insulin sensitivity and carbohydrate tolerance is to participate in high-intensity, high-volume resistance training.
Numerous studies have shown that training with weights can have a profound impact on insulin sensitivity, with the most beneficial effects seen with protocols that incorporate many sets and many reps, such as five sets of eight repetitions per body part, repeated for a total of 3 exercises per body part. These high-volume strength training workouts deplete stored carbohydrates in muscle tissue, known as glycogen. This increases insulin sensitivity and glucose uptake in muscle to replenish these depleted energy stores.
One particular study conducted by Dr Laurie Black of Arizona State University and published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that multiple sets of 6 to 8 repetitions per body part performed with a heavy load were able to significantly improve insulin sensitivity and fasting blood glucose levels in 17 pre-diabetic test subjects.
While these findings are extremely promising, they are dependent upon performing bodybuilding style workouts with heavy loads for 60 minutes daily, which we understand may not be practical or even desirable for most.
That said, if the above exercise sounds too hard or too time-consuming for you, don’t worry. There’s a much easier way to improve your insulin sensitivity and it only takes a few short seconds to execute each day.
To discover this ultra-simple ‘carb-hormone’ technique, just click here.