Metabolic Syndrome is a group of risk factors that when combined with a sedentary lifestyle can reduce your life expectancy.
What can be done to reduce this risk and live a few more years?
It begins with understanding these risks, eating healthier and getting off the couch, even spending less time sitting at work, and becoming more active.
- A recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM) found that the greater an individual’s total muscle mass, the lower the person’s risk of having insulin resistance, the major precursor of type 2 diabetes.
- Increasing lean body mass with a resistance training program. As our body ages our lean body mass declines.
- Reduce sitting time ❤ hours/day and reduce excessive television viewing time <2 hours/day.
- Increases life expectancy 2.0 to 1.4 years, respectively.
- We now know that carbohydrates, the staple of most diets, aren’t all good or all bad. Some kinds promote health while others, when eaten often and in large quantities, actually increase the risk for diabetes and coronary heart disease.
- Blueberry Consumption Associated with Reduced Risk of Metabolic Syndrome (prweb.com)
- The Impact Of High-Fat Foods On Diabetes And Metabolic Syndrome (medicalnewstoday.com)
- Sedentary Lifestyle and Life Expectancy in the USA: a cause-deleted life table analysis (www.bmj.com)