What is the metabolic syndrome?

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The metabolic syndrome is a group of risk factors that sharply increases your chances for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, circulatory problems, and other life-threatening health conditions. Metabolic syndrome is not a disease in and of itself; however, it’s a set of conditions in your body that basically invite disease to come in.

It’s brought about as a result of a lack of insulin efficiency, but it’s definitely something to combat before you actually have it. In fact, striving for optimal insulin efficiency is vitally important no matter what the state of your health may be.

Did you know that nearly 25 percent of the adult population in the United States already has the metabolic syndrome? Of the people over age 50, about 40 percent have it!

As you can imagine, excess weight is one of the hallmarks of the metabolic syndrome. Simply being overweight is linked with higher rates of cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

Packing on the pounds, though, is just one of the markers of metabolic syndrome. Others include changes in:

  • Blood sugar (also a sign of insulin resistance)
  • Blood pressure
  • Cholesterol
  • Triglycerides

On their own, each of these markers  can raise your risk for disease. When combinations of them occur, your problems just get worse.

It’s important to be in touch with your doctor if you have even one of these conditions. The presence of one can often mean that one or more others are also around. In any case, keeping track of your blood pressure, blood sugar levels, etc., is important whether you’re worried about metabolic syndrome or not.

But don’t worry! As part of Olumia Life, you’ll learn about the specific type, variety, order, and progression of exercise as well as highly effective diet and rest habits that will help you to cure or prevent insulin resistance, improve insulin efficiency, and prevent progression to the full-blown metabolic syndrome or cure it if you already have it. This is the knowledge you need to have to help you get control of your health, so you can look and feel your best.

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