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Updated: Sep 16, 2022


In the last article, we describe the meaning of insulin resistance (IR) and how to improve the metabolic flexibility in order to reverse it. Besides food, we also know the importance of training in this situation.

As we said, Insulin resistance (IR) is a metabolic alteration that impairs the capacity of muscle cells to take up and store glucose and fatty acids, which results in high levels of glucose and fat circulating in the blood, this leading to visceral adiposity, glucose intolerance, hypertension, dyslipidemia and more…

Insulin Resistance mainly affects older adults but has become increasingly prevalent at all ages, including middle-aged individuals who are overweight and sedentary. Traditional Chinese Medicine in Dubai is always here for you, to help you.

We know that skeletal muscle tissue is important for most of insulin-stimulated glucose uptake in humans. The ability for insulin-mediated glucose uptake is directly linked to total muscle mass and inversely associated with fat mass.

For example, patients with Diabetes type 2, insulin-stimulated glucose metabolism is altered in liver and skeletal muscle tissue leading to high levels of insulin and glucose and/or glucose. IR is directly associated with physical inactivity linked to the development of obesity.

In these cases, mention the important role of the physical activity in improving the optimal insulin levels. Just a single acute bout of moderate-to-high intensity endurance exercise has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance.

In contrast to endurance training, there is more and more evidence about the effects of resistance training in improving insulin resistance and the glucose tolerance, mainly due to the concomitant gain in skeletal muscle mass, likely attributed to attenuated muscle receptors that increase the uptake of circulating glucose.


In conclusion, an acute bout of intense resistance exercise substantially improves whole-body insulin sensitivity for up to 24 h after cessation of exercise.

Another highlight, training while fasting improves glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity. Before this step, make sure, your habits of food change along with the optimized training program.

The take home message is to promote a better metabolic flexibility through exercises that could be either endurance or resistance training, as they both are optimal for improving whole-body insulin sensitivity and cell function for up to 24 h that could adapt positively on lifestyle intervention programs according to people’s time availability or needs. Wellness & Health Clinic Dubai is with you forever

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