Unlock the Secret to a Healthier Life: Metabolic Wellness

Step App Team
December 6, 2023

If you spend most of your time behind your computer screen, this article is for you - keep reading! We understand that many of us are glued to our screens on a daily basis, whether it's working from home, gaming or bingeing a new Netflix show. But, that’s why understanding why metabolic health even matters so much. 

You can think about metabolic health as the cornerstone of your overall well-being and prioritising it has a direct impact on your lifespan. If you have no clue about metabolic health, you are not alone - loads of people are not tracking it, which is why we want to share this information with you. So, this isn't just a regular blog post; it's our personal invitation to you to live a healthier and longer life.

What is Metabolic Health? 

Metabolic health may sound complex, but it's just about ensuring that your body functions smoothly and efficiently. Think of it as your health portfolio, including factors like blood glucose levels and blood pressure.These numbers aren't just random digits; they're like your body's own dashboard, showing you how well things are running inside. When these indicators are in harmony, it's like having a rock-solid crypto strategy. 

Walking: A Game-Changer for Metabolic Health

Let’s face it, many of us spend hours in front of screens - I wrote this sitting down in front of a screen and it’s in moments like this that I wonder if I should get an adjustable height table and walking pad, but back to the point, metabolic health - we’ve become a little bit tooooo comfortable with our sedentary routines and it isn’t doing our metabolic health any favours.

The good news, the solution is (drumroll please) right under our feet - walking! Making walking a simple, daily part of your routine can be your metabolic health’s best friend. By walking more, you can make your body more responsive to insulin which keeps your blood sugar in check.

Walking is by far one of the easiest and most optimal ways to boost your metabolic health -  so, why not use Step App to earn while you walk and make the most of this simple solution and earn while you do it? Step App’s Move-to-Earn (M2E) model rewards users for achieving fitness milestones. All you have to do is download Step App, create an account, and get some GEAR to start your earning journey. As you go about your day, once you start a session in-app Step App will automatically track your steps, converting them into tokens that can be traded for cash or spent on in-app purchases.

The Optimal Time for a Walk

In case you didn’t know, yes, there is an optimal time to walk and guess what? It’s right after you eat! 

Did you know that walking after you eat is a secret weapon for mastering blood sugar control? Studies have found that taking a walk after a meal can be a game-changer in keeping your glucose levels in check because they substantially reduce the post-meal spikes in blood sugar levels. And the best part? It's incredibly simple. No need for marathons or high-intensity workouts. Just a leisurely walk after eating can work wonders for your overall health.

Optimising Your Metabolic Health with CGMs

Now let’s talk tech - Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs). These tiny devices are like having a micro companion that provides you with real-time insights into your glucose levels, helping you understand how your body responds to different factors. Veri, in particular, stands out by taking a fresh approach to enhancing your metabolic health. While standard health checkups might miss out on this, Veri focuses on something crucial – glucose variability.

Glucose variability is all about the fluctuations in your blood sugar levels. It's not just about the highs and lows; it's about the entire rollercoaster of changes. This often-overlooked aspect can have a significant impact on your overall metabolic health. Veri's CGMs are your personalised guides, offering insights into these fluctuations, making it easier for you to make informed choices that positively affect your metabolic health. 

How your Diet, Exercise, Sleep and Stress influence your Metabolic Health

Meet the dynamic duo – glucose and insulin. They're the superheroes of your metabolic health story. But here's the twist – their performance is influenced by the choices you make daily, from what you eat to how active you are, and even how well you sleep and handle stress. 

  • Diet: When you consume certain foods, especially those high in sugars and refined carbohydrates, your blood glucose levels can spike and your body calls in insulin to regulate this surge. The more frequently you subject your body to these spikes, the harder your pancreas has to work, potentially leading to insulin resistance.
  • Exercise: Physical activity helps your muscles use glucose for energy, making them more receptive to insulin's efforts. Inadequate activity can contribute to higher blood sugar levels and decreased insulin sensitivity. 
  • Sleep and stress: Quality sleep and stress management also play their parts. Poor sleep can disrupt your body's glucose regulation, while chronic stress can lead to elevated blood sugar levels.

Understanding how these factors impact glucose and insulin is like decoding the central plot of your metabolic health story.

As we wrap up this journey through the world of metabolic health, we hope it's been more than just words on a screen. It's an invitation to take the first step toward a healthier, more fulfilling life. Think of it as an adventure, where simple changes like post-meal walks can make a world of difference in your well-being. We even crafted our app specifically to help you make movement a daily habit since your GEAR’s energy renews every 24 hours. We’ve set you up for success - will you take your health into your own hands? Step App and our partners Veri will accompany you in this journey, stay tuned to our socials to know more details about this veri (I hope you saw what we did there) interesting partnership.

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