Blood sugar. Carbs. Insulin. All big buzz words within the fat loss and fitness world and for good reason too. Unfortunately in this day and age lowered insulin sensitivity is all to common amongst the general population and a big cause of why people gain weight and struggle to lose it! This is a situation where insulin (a hormone that carries blood sugar into cells) doesn't work how it should. Hopefully the diagram allows you to get a basic grasp as to what happens and why it has negative implications.
Quick disclaimer - Carbs are not the enemy. One look at the image and you might think it, but remember in this case we are looking at individuals that have lowered insulin sensitivity. Someone said to have lowered insulin sensitivity will require more amounts of this hormone for it to have an efficient effect. With lowered insulin sensitivity and carb/sugar consumption a serious of unfavourable events happen.
1. Carb/sugar consumption.
2. Rapid rise in blood sugar. Insulin released to bring blood sugar down. Remember insulins job is to carry blood sugar into cells.
3. Due to poor insulin sensitivity or limited space in the compromised cells, blood sugar remains circulating the system instead of being transported into cells.
4. The pancreas continues to release insulin in an ongoing attempt to bring blood sugar down.
5. Through various pathways, signals to the brain tell the individual to consume more food, particularly carbs to bring that level of insulin down. This is the typical "false hunger" or cravings many people claim to experience.
6. More carb/sugar consumption, and the cycle repeats and before you know it you're in a heavy caloric surplus.
I'm going to keep the summary simple for the sake of this post. Solutions to this problem are very individualised and can't be summed up in a sentence, but to get out of this downward spiral to weight gain and much worse (diabetes, sleep problems, gut issues etc.) we can improve insulin sensitivity by controlling our carb portions, choosing better sources and incorporating some resistance training to get better at making space in the muscle cells for blood sugar to enter.
Poi is an ancient traditional performance art of the Maori people of New Zealand. It was popularized through Fire Poi spinning worldwide and evolved by modern day spinners into the elaborate performance art it is today.
In these 6 classes we will cover the basics of poi spinning gradually adding new moves to create a sequence. We will start each class with a short warm-up and end it with some stretches.
Play, dance, self-expression, coordination, rhythm, mental focus, flow, moving meditation, Ambidexterity and creativity are among the benefits that Poi practice offers!
Bring your curiosity and explorative spirit to class and get to know what it feels like to spin circles!
Scheduled: Every Wednesday starting 7th of Feb until 14th of March (6 Classes)
Time: 8:15PM - 9:30PM (1hour 15 mins)
Cost: EGP 550 including a cloth practice poi #osanawellness#poi#art#performance#classes#play#dance#coordination#focus#flow#meditation#creativity#spirit#spin#maadi#osana#community
Welcome to the EdgePerformance team Matilda’s representative, Chloe Logarzo 🙌🏼
A current member of the Matilda’s and the Sydney FC W-League side having also represented Australia at the Rio olympics, Chloe has come onboard to develop her strength, speed and power.
First session included basic sprint drills, jumping and landing mechanics, how to properly decelerate whilst also hitting some basic movement patterns.
Onwards and upwards for this professional and hard working athlete looking to take her game to the next level 🙏🏻
@chloelogarzo @thematildas @sydneyfootballclub @wleague
Our #coach Ulli became Certified CrossFit Trainer (CF-L3) last december💪
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