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THE INSULIN SENSITIVITY EXERCISE PLAN


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"Exercise As Medicine"

The Insulin Sensitivity Exercise Plan is a carefully designed, essential component on your path toward a healthier and more functional lifestyle. Exercise can actually be a form of natural medicine to help you to increase your insulin sensitivity.

Why have so many exercise plans failed to work for you?

If you have had experiences similar to many of our customers, you may be wondering how to take one more leap of faith after trying fad diets, taking a “magic pill,” or ordering exercise machines that promise to take six inches off your waist in three weeks. Unrealistic claims and expectations, a lack of understanding the important psychological and neurological factors, missing support systems, rigid structures, limited variety, and poorly designed plans all contribute the disappointment many of us have faced. We understand. Two women on bicycles.That’s why a fundamental requirement in the design of our program was to structure it in a way that maximized your ability to achieve long-term success.  If that makes you a little skeptical, please stay tuned, we’re going to show you how to transform your experience of exercise.

Our approach and process is also designed to work in conjunction with the nutritional changes you are making. You’ll soon learn how these programs complement each other to further support your ability to succeed.

First, we want you to understand how we’ve structured this exercise program in order to help you achieve significant improvements in your health and fitness. This isn’t the typical exercise plan. The overall objective of this unique program is to delay, or even reverse the symptoms and conditions that manifest as a result of insulin resistance.

A unique structure to increase your insulin sensitivity

First, this plan has two distinctive components – “Exercise for Health” is designed to support you in developing a regular, planned routine for physical exercise. It has numerous ideas and choices for how you achieve it so that you can select something that’s enjoyable for you. Making exercise choices that are enjoyable and meaningful to you is a very important part of helping you to make exercise a lifelong habit, and we have a tremendous variety of activities for you to choose from.

Equally important is the level of intensity and pace of increase in both intensity and duration that is structured into the program. Lack of careful consideration for each of these elements is a formula for “exercise burnout.” The Insulin Sensitivity Exercise Plan provides careful guidelines for gradual change that substantially increase your ability to make exercise and physical activity a natural and desirable part of your life forever.

Person walking away carrying a metal case.The second part of our plan is called “Life in Motion” and the purpose is for you to incorporate small amounts of extra motion into your normal daily routine. For example, you make it part of your regular routine to take the stairs instead of the elevator, or you chose to carry your groceries to the car.

Each week you will receive new ideas for simple life style changes that require little or no extra time in your daily routine. By incorporating some of these ideas you continue to support an increase in your body’s metabolic rate and insulin sensitivity.

Next, this plan is purposely designed to introduce gradual, easily attainable exercise goals. This is done in consideration for your safety, but also so that you greatly increase the likelihood of continuing to stay on this program. In the next section we go into detail on the neuroscience of this approach, and how the right strategy contributes to supporting your continued success.

As part of our state-of-the-art support component, each week you will receive new information including great activity ideas, charts and guidelines for time, intensity level, and frequency of exercise; as well as a progressive plan to follow throughout the coming year that is based on your fitness level. You’ll also learn how to avoid becoming part of the large population that begins with good intention, but fails to succeed.

Exercise can also have positive effects on your blood sugar levels. Because physical activity can change blood sugar levels or make blood sugars more difficult to control for some people, we recommend you talk to your doctor before starting this or any exercise program. Your insulin and/or medication dosages may need to be altered to take into account your new, more active lifestyle.

The Neuroscience of Diet and Exercise

Scale.Scientific evidence indicates that exercise increases dopamine and serotonin (your “feel good” brain chemicals). The Insulite plan slowly weans you off of your existing carbohydrate intake by 5% a week, while you are slowly increasing your exercise. As your carbohydrate and sugar intake decrease and serotonin and dopamine start to slowly fall, your exercise begins to pump up the dopamine and serotonin. So an important part of this system is to gradually and permanently reduce your addiction to carbohydrates and sugars and to build an affinity for exercise and other activities that have a positive effect on your health. By understanding these relationships, you can understand why exercise is so important to the success of your diet and nutritional program.

So why do so many of us “think” we hate exercise?

Man sitting on exercise ball thinking.Here’s why: When your blood sugar drops, so does your energy, so you don’t feel like exercising. When you don’t move very much, your body converts even more glucose to fat and you crave more. For many people, this cycle becomes a lifelong downward spiral, increasingly impairing many aspects of their lives.

Because these millions of subconscious connections far outweigh your conscious thoughts, willpower alone is rarely enough to change your behavior. This is why so many people fail in their efforts to change. It is these hard networks in your brain that need to be altered. Change the existing structure of your neural tissue and your behaviors automatically change.

The Insulite System is specifically designed to facilitate a gradual change in your brain’s meaning network so that your food addictions are replaced with positive ones like exercise. Exercise also stimulates the release of dopamine. By gradually and consistently exercising, the meaning and importance of exercise replaces the addiction to sugar and carbs.

Exercise produces another important benefit. It stimulates the production of new brain cells so that you may actually increase your intelligence and wisdom and regain your ability to make positive choices in your life.

Cartoon: Eat less and exercise more? That's the most ridiculous fad diet I've heard of yet!

Exercise as medicine

Overwhelming evidence exists verifying the positive impact of exercise on our health. So we view exercise as a form of medicine that provides wonderful heath benefits without negative side effects.

Physical activity does much more than burn off a specific number of calories while you’re moving. It also helps you lose weight by increasing your metabolism, and thereby burning additional calories throughout the day, even when you are asleep or sitting at your desk. You’re likely to feel less stressed, more resilient, energized, limber, and alert. And you’ll probably sleep better, too. All of this can contribute to a stronger sense of well being and improved physical and emotional health.

Exercise can also have positive effects on your blood sugar levels. Because physical activity can change blood sugar levels or make blood sugars more difficult to control for some people, we recommend you talk to your doctor before starting this or any exercise program. Your insulin and/or medication dosages may need to be altered to take into account your new, more active lifestyle.

 

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