When you turn 50, you get the black and gold balloons and a lot of jokes about going over the hill.
Sixty is that much worse.
If you constantly feel like time is running out…
Like the wick is getting closer to the bottom of the candle…
TODAY is your chance to stop the clock.
How to win “the race against time” and add YEARS to your life
An international team of researchers has spent two decades gathering research… testing hypotheses… and analyzing data.
And they’ve uncovered TWO FACTORS that lead your body to start breaking down.
If you’ve been following Health e-Tips for any amount of time, you’ve probably heard about them plenty of times before. I’m talking about:
- 1. Insulin resistance; and
- 2. Aerobic capacity.
These two risk factors are linked.
See, there’s a pathway in your body called mTOR. Your hypothalamus plays a large part in it, and so does how your pancreas regulates insulin.
Too much insulin and not enough exercise leads to diabetes and obesity—which, of course, are two of the biggest hurdles to living a long life free of disease.
The fantastic news is how simple it can be to keep these two important pathways in tip-top shape.
First, aerobic capacity. Here, consistency is the absolute key…
You need to consistently exercise at least five times a week. Every single day is even better. It can be as simple as walking for 30 minutes a day… as long you’re able to elevate your heart rate. If your heart isn’t beating hard, you won’t be able to reap the benefits.
You can also bike, garden, and swim—anything that gets that heartrate up and keeps it up for at least 30 minutes.
Second, insulin resistance. Exercise will help, but here, diet plays an enormous part.
See, insulin is how your body regulates the amount of sugar in your blood.
But after flooding your body with sugar for months… years… your body starts building up a tolerance to it. It requires more and more insulin to get your blood sugar levels back to normal. And as time progresses, that’s how you can develop dreaded type 2 diabetes, become obese, and up your risk for other life-threatening conditions.
Exercise will help reduce your insulin resistance, but you really need to change your diet.
Eliminate any foods that get broken down into sugar in your blood. This means everything from sugar to an excessive amount of fruit to whole grains.
All carbs turn into sugar in your body, but if you focus on getting plenty of whole, healthy vegetables… that aren’t fried, chock full of sugar, or processed…
You’ll get plenty of all-important fiber (and avoid the nutritional pitfalls) that can drive insulin resistance down—and keep YOU from “going downhill” as you age!