Regular Exercise is Vital to Keep Blood Glucose Levels in Check

Sedentary Lifestyles Lead to Toxic Glucose Levels

Desk bound lifestyles and the chronic diseases which accompany inactivity cause over 300,000 premature deaths and over 90 billion dollars in direct healthcare costs annually. While there are many factors which lead to chronic diseases, an excess of glucose in our bodies due to lack of physical activity can most quickly be changed by incorporating exercise into your daily life. While our bodies require glucose for normal function, an excess of glucose can be toxic to our bodies. To protect our bodies from potentially damaging glucose levels, our bodies produce insulin. Since our muscles tend to use the most glucose, even just one day of excessive sitting can cause our insulin to lose its effectiveness against glucose.

Inactivity Disrupts Normal Glucose and Insulin Function

Sitting for hours on end not only leads to decreased energy and glucose requirements, it also makes insulin less effective. This combines to create serious health problems and blood glucose levels to spike after eating. The spike of glucose levels causes inflammation, heart dysfunctions and a host of other abnormalities. Luckily, light exercise even just 30 minutes after eating a meal can drastically reduce blood glucose levels.

Regular Activity Breaks Promote Good Health

While exercising daily does wonders for your overall health, it is unfortunately not enough to combat the negative effects of sitting still all day. Short breaks, such as those prompted by the ExerClock program, are vital to maintain healthy levels of glucose and prevent hyperglycemic damage. The ExerClock program is developed by physical therapists and wellness experts to promote and encourage your vitality and health.  

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