“Sleep, Exercise and Insulin Sensitivity”
Insufficient or disrupted sleep, lack of physical activity and poor diet are linked with obesity and are now potential targets to combat obesity. Sleep related issues have become more important as people have been able to work, socialize, and use electronic devices outside of daylight hours. This has also altered how we eat and how we exercise. All of these factors can cause the body to not handle glucose (sugar) well resulting in insulin resistance. In time this could lead to type 2 diabetes.
Behavioral - sleep
Shortened sleep will be requested of all subjects. During this time normal physical activity will be monitored.
Behavioral - exercise
Shortened sleep will be requested of all subjects. During this time normal physical activity will be monitored and 45 min of exercise will be required during the shortened sleep days .
Sleep, Exercise and Insulin Sensitivity