Insulin resistance is when your body doesn’t respond well to insulin, limiting the use of your blood glucose as a form of energy. This includes your muscles, fat, and organs. Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas and helps your body use glucose for energy or store glucose for future use. Insulin helps keep your blood sugar level. It’s hard to measure insulin at home. You can do so by doing blood tests from labs but this doesn’t really tell how your insulin levels react to certain activities and foods you eat on a regular basis.
What is Earthing?
Earthing is basically “grounding” yourself to a negative charge. Just like you would ground a wire to a negative charge so certain electronic appliances won’t shock you and put you in danger. The ground wire is typically known as the safety wire.
Because we are constantly indoors, surrounded by electrical appliances, we too have a positive charge that can be grounded. You can ground yourself by stepping outside barefoot in the grass or beach. The wetter the grass, dirt, or beach area, the better the grounding works. When you do this you are neutralizing the positive charge your body has. This is real and can be measured by using a multi-meter.
So you’re looking into getting in shape at home. Consequently, you’ve been Googling and YouTubing all day and the options seem endless. Do you even need to buy anything? Bodyweight exercises and calisthenics seem all the rage these days. Should you get dumbbells, a bench, ab rollers, parallettes, pads, or resistance bands? Look on YouTube and you can find workouts for any equipment or bodyweight exercise. But we’re not here to talk about every equipment under the sun. We’re here to talk about resistance bands.
Because diabetes is in my family, I’ve been testing my blood glucose levels for years now. First at the doctors and now through my own finger pricking devices. Technically I’m not even pre-diabetic even though I was on that path in the past. in 2015, I had fasting blood glucose levels of 101, pre-diabetic levels. But since I was what is considered young and fit, doctors never even mentioned this to me. I had to look back at my labs to see my blood fasting blood sugar levels and it’s trends. If I hadn’t changed my diet, I would have probably had less than optimal blood sugar levels for years, increasing my chances of diabetes.
“Greasing the Groove” was a term that was coined by fitness trainer, author, and the man who introduced kettlebells to the United States, Pavel Tsatsouline. It’s a term that means not working your muscles to failure, but working them often. For example, instead of 5 sets of 12 repetitions of a specific muscle group where you go to failure, just do 5 reps or less. Take a long break in between sets. Sometimes up to 20 minutes or more. You can do the same for other muscle groups during this time of rest. This way, you’re not beating yourself up while still getting a high volume of heavy reps.
There is no doubt that the Apple Watch is an impressive gadget that spares no expenses when it comes to features. Like all Apple devices, it comes loaded with top of the line high-tech hardware. This makes it a versatile piece of equipment that opens up so many possibilities for app makers.
Whether you are doing long and intense workouts or Just Greasing the Groove throughout the day, the Apple Watch is a great fitness companion.
So you want to increase vo2 max. If you’ve read our post about VO2 Max and The Reason to Measure Heart Rate Variability on the Apple Watch you’ll know why measuring VO2max is so important if you’re an athlete or heavy into fitness. In that article, we mentioned that your Apple Watch and other fitness
Now that I have been using the Oura Ring for a few years now, I have a better idea of what I find useful and what I don’t find useful. This post is an update to my previous post about the Oura ring. This is more of an update than an Oura Ring review. Here I outline a few complaints about the ring and the main use cases I have for the Oura Ring.
Did you know you can use your Apple Watch as a remote shutter to take photos and videos through your iPhone? I started doing this as a way to improve my weightlifting and gymnastics skills without having to rely on someone else to film my activities. With the Apple Watch and my phone I have become a one man film crew and can finally confirm if my squats went “below parallel”.
Follow along and see how you can start doing this if you have an Apple Watch or are thinking of getting one.
Living a healthier lifestyle is a struggle for a lot of people. With modern life moving at a frenetic pace, most find it increasingly difficult to exercise and eat right. Because of work and various other responsibilities, keeping tabs on your health now feels like an optional chore. Fortunately, technology at present has become smart