Four Top Stories on Metabolic Insights:
The nutrition and fitness pro used his own body as an experiment–and was blown away by the results. Why carb timing mattersRead the Article
Three Research Studies That Caught Our Eye
tl;dr: A study of 36 adults with obesity reveals that exercise can yield positive changes in fat tissue composition, including a decrease in the size of fat cells, even without weight loss. These benefits, researchers observed, reversed after subjects stopped exercising.
(News Medical) (Original Study)
Researcher discovers a muscle that can promote glucose and fat burning to fuel metabolism for hours while sitting
tl;dr: Researchers from the University of Houston propose that performing a simple calf “push-up” can lead to improvements in metabolic health. The exercise, which can be done while seated, activates the soleus muscle and, in doing so, may enhance glucose regulation.
(Medical Xpress) (Original Study)
Four Things to Watch and Listen To
In November, Levels will launch a 5-part cooking series, called“Levels Kitchen,” which will teach viewers the principles of cooking for metabolic health. See below for a sneak peek.
Peter Ballerstedt, PhD, a forage agronomist, argues that focusing on metabolic health may be an impactful way to approach sustainability.