Fitness, Athletics, Exercise, Longevity, Health, Cardio Health, Cardiorespiratory Health, Cardiorespiratory Capacity, Aerobic Capacity, VO2max, VO2peak, Muscle, Strength, Muscle Strength, Strengthening, Metabolic Health, Liver Fat, Insulin Resistance, Insulin Sensitivity

In this article we will look at how your heart rate affects your metabolic health, regardless of other factors.

In the study we will look at, cardiorespiratory fitness was inversely associated with insulin resistance and other key cardiometabolic risks, including liver fat, in people with or without type 2 diabetes.

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As we explained in "Do I need to exercise to have heart health?"the greater the so-called aerobic capacity, or the maximum amount of oxygen the body can use during exercise, the better our cardiovascular and cardiorespiratory health.


This study was one of the first to show significant associations between key cardiometabolic risk factors such as liver fat content with cardiorespiratory fitness in people with or without type 2 diabetes.

One of the striking things is that even relatively small variations in cardiorespiratory fitness were associated with increased liver fat content and insulin resistance, which were significantly higher in people with relatively low cardiorespiratory health than those with relatively high cardiorespiratory health.

Similarly, subjects with lower cardiorespiratory fitness had unusually high levels of insulin resistance, liver fat, blood pressure and inflammatory markers.

So we see again, how important it is the preservation of muscle mass, but also the combination with aerobic exercise, as with our cardiopulmonary health, our metabolic health in general improves.

-Suprastratum: The authority on health, fitness and nutrition

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Author: Nick Krontiris

Founder, Suprastratum

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