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.
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.
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.
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
Keeping track of VO2 max and Heart Rate Variability rates have become indispensable for people who train since it can provide them with valuable information on their cardiovascular fitness. Because these two metrics are so important in measuring not only athletic performance but general well-being, it’s now difficult to find a fitness device on the
Last March I decided to purchase a separate chest strap worn heart rate monitor, specifically the Polar H10 Bluetooth Smart HR Sensor, to use with my Apple Watch when tracking my workouts.
You might be thinking, why would you buy a heart rate monitor when the Apple Watch already tracks heart rate?
Caffeine Addiction I’ve been addicted to coffee for years. I probably haven’t had a break from coffee for over 5 years. Inconvenience be damned, I always find a way to get caffeine in my system before starting my day. Whether I’m sick or traveling, it doesn’t matter. It’s the first thing I do when I
I bought the Eufy Smart Scale C1 to replace my old “dumb” scale so I could easily log my weight into Apple Health