In line with our theme for the month, we thought we would chat about heart health. Heart health like all aspects of health is an important area to focus on. What you eat, how much you move, whether you smoke and controlling your cholesterol and blood pressure are five things that can have a big impact on your heart.
There are several other conditions that can put your heart at risk. One of these is diabetes. Now more than ever, it’s so important to keep your blood sugar under control–whether you have Type 1, Type 2 or are just looking to stay as healthy as possible.
If you have diabetes, you are 2 – 4 times more likely to develop cardiovascular disease and unfortunately heart disease is the leading cause of death amongst people with type 2 diabetes.
If you or someone you love has a metabolic disorder, you already know that there are many well-proven, safe treatments out there. Some are used individually; some can be used alongside other treatments.
But here’s something you might not know: As an individual therapy, OsteoStrong outperforms the rest in terms of reducing A1C, long-term blood glucose measures. And that’s something that should matter to all of us, whether or not we’ve been diagnosed with a metabolic disorder.
How does osteogenic loading impact blood glucose? Osteogenic loading can trigger osteogenesis, or the growth of bone tissue. Research shows that it can also trigger myofibril hypertrophy. Myofibril hypertrophy increases the number of myofibrils–bundles of muscle fibers–within the muscle cells. This, in turn, increases muscle density.
Osteogenic loading fatigues muscle cells, which causes muscle density to increase. This fatigue isn’t related to fuel; it’s a fatigue of the structure within the muscle cells. As this contraction continues, the nervous system undergoes a structural deficit. This stimulates an adaptation and triggers the building of new myofibrils, bundles of fibers within a muscle.
These myofibrils provide new insulin receptors within the cells. This, in turn, lowers resting blood glucose levels. With this change, the body can process blood glucose to a higher degree—improving the condition of people with metabolic disease.
To keep your spirits high and your health at its best, managing your blood sugar is key. If you have a metabolic disorder, ask your doctor if you need to make any changes to your current treatment or whether there is anything further you can do to further stack the benefits to an overall more healthy state.
And no matter your state of health, drink plenty of water and keep moving–both habits that can help with blood sugar management as well assisting your heart health and your overall health.