Metabolic Syndrome, Sedentary Lifestyle and Life Expectancy

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.

Metabolic Syndrome

Strength Training to Prevent Diabetes

  • 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.

Sedentary Lifestyle and Life Expectancy

  • Reduce sitting time ❤ hours/day and reduce excessive television viewing time <2 hours/day.
  • Increases life expectancy 2.0 to 1.4 years, respectively.
The bottom line: You must sit less and become more active. This has positive metabolic consequences.

Good Carbs Guide the Way

  • 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.

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