Posts Tagged ‘Type 2 diabetes

Why you REALLY need more muscle

- September 8th, 2011

(Note: The following post is courtesy Bruce Krahn of www.ebodi.com.)

Muscle-774348Hi Bruce here from www.ebodi.com

I have a question for you today.

Do you want more muscle?

Of course you do. After all, that’s one of the reasons why you are reading this.

But WHY do you want more muscle?

Is it because:

You want to be stronger?

You want your clothes to fit better?

You want to be more agile and perform better?

You want to improve your body composition?

You think muscles look really cool? (OK, maybe that’s just my opinion.)

All of these reasons to have more muscle are great but there is one reason you may not have thought of.

And this may be the most important reason of all.

And here it is:

People who have more muscle are far less likely to die an early death due to complications arising from developing Type 2 diabetes.

In other words — the more muscle you have, the longer you may live.

According to a recent study published 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.

Insulin resistance, which can raise blood glucose levels above the normal range, is a major factor that contributes to the development of diabetes.

BruceKrahn208w_dsWhile it has been known for a while that people with very little muscle mass are at greater risk for developing insulin resistance this is the first study to examine whether increasing muscle mass to above average levels would lead to improved blood glucose regulation.

And it turns out that it does.

What does this mean for you?

In a nutshell it means that you should do all that you can to ensure that you are building new muscle and not losing muscle in the pursuit of “weight” loss.

This also means that you should be lifting weights every week.

You are not too old and you do have time.

We can do it together at www.ebodi.com

Have an awesome week.

Bruce

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Are you ready to go from FAT TO SKINNY?

- June 28th, 2010

fat to skinny hardcover photo largeAre excess pounds and high blood sugar ruining your life?

What if you could lose the weight and balance your blood sugar fast and easy without exercise, drugs or surgery?

Are you ready to take control of your life and regain good health?

Tell me in 400 words or less how being overweight and/or diabetic is affecting your life and why you are ready to make a change.

You could be chosen to win a personally autographed copy of  FAT TO SKINNY Fast and Easy and personal weight loss coaching from author Doug Varrieur and his FAT TO SKINNY team.

Email entries to cary.castagna@sunmedia.ca by July 19.

Include your name, age, mailing address and the fact you saw this on the Keeping Fit blog.

The best response, as judged by Varrieur and yours truly, from the blog and in each of the roughly 30 newspaper markets where Keeping Fit runs will earn a book.

And be sure to visit the FAT TO SKINNY support forum at www.fattoskinny.net.

Doug Before and After2