Keto//OS Fast Facts: Is there such a thing as TOO MANY ketones?

 

This post is a continuation of last week’s article on exercise.  We started with why exercise is good, this week we talk about how to keep yourself moving during the day even if you have a desk job.  As a matter of fact, especially if you have a desk job…   In 2014, Dr James Levine, director of the Mayo Clinic-Arizona State University Obesity Solutions Initiative and inventor of the treadmill desk coined the phrase: sitting is the new smoking.  You may recall that this created quite a stir and although his statement could be viewed as somewhat self serving given his “invention” there is a LOT of research to back up his position.  According to his research, even if you dutifully get out and get your 30 minutes of exercise every day, sitting around for hours on end (in front of your computer, driving to and from work, on the couch wiped out from your busy day) will undo all that sweat and set you up for a host of health issues.  Whaaaaaat????  I can hear you screaming - but what about my job and did you not just say that all I had to do was work out a couple of times a week???  I know, it never ends but don’t worry this is the easy stuff…read on.

Increasingly, people are being asked to work longer hours and get more done in that time leaving them chained to their desks and feeling drained at the end of the day.  You pound away at your computer, have meetings that last for hours, calls that chew up more hours…before you know it you’ve barely gotten out of your chair for the last 5 hours or more.  This spells trouble with a capital T,  research shows that this behaviour can leave you at higher risk for all the evils we know all too well from weight gain to hormone imbalance, increased risk for Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular disease to name a few.    Dr Levine’s research was so compelling that he wrote a book ( Get UP!) and created the standing desk (possibly not in that order) to start to remedy the situation.  He wrote a book (which you may want to download an audio version of so that you can listen to it while you take your evening walk)  plus there is an associated website: justand.org full of great info as well as a series of infographics that highlight the dangers of sitting for too long with ways to remedy the situation.  Here’s a link to one of my favourites:  http://bit.ly/1nxKDsV

For those of you who are in a rush to get moving here are 7 ways to build more standing time into your day

  • set your watch or phone to remind you to get out of your chair every 50-55 minutes. You could walk to the water cooler for a drink, go to the bathroom or just walk out the door to get a breath of fresh air. 
  • On the phone? Stand up and continue your conversation, nobody will be the wiser.
  • Wake up 20 minutes earlier in the morning and go for a 15-20 minute walk. That’s all you need.  Just get up, go to the bathroom, drink a giant glass of water (with or without lemon and sea salt) and walk out the door.  This will provide the added benefit of exposing your eyes to morning light which helps to set your circadian rhythm to get better sleep at night.
  • If you have the option at the office take the stairs every time you get the chance. If you can only manage one or two stories at once right now just walk up as many flights as you can manage and use the elevator for the rest.  It won’t take long for you to build up your wind and strength.  Don’t forget to walk down the stirs too!!
  • Drink tons of water - not only will you need to refill your glass regularly but you will need to go to the washroom and you will stay hydrated…win win WIN.
  • Drink Keto//OS…..to start with, 14 oz of water means at least one trip to the washroom, plus, the ketones will sharpen your mental focus allowing you to get more done in less time - you might just be able to leave work a bit earlier!
  • Create a lunch walking club at your office - get a few colleagues together and commit to walking for 20 minutes at lunch, take a 5-10 minute walk break mid afternoon. Or….do both!
  • Consider a walking meeting instead of sitting in a boardroom pounding cookies and coffee. This obviously won’t work for all meetings but it can work for more than you think.  Just bring a phone or tablet to write down action items.
  • When you get stuck in a long meeting, stand up once in a while even if just to stretch your legs, this will also help you to stay awake and engaged AND out of the cookie platter.

As you can see there are no end of ways to build more movement into your day - the idea is really just to minimize how many consecutive hours you stay seated - break it up with regular short breaks and everything will get better - your health, your focus and your productivity!  Does this get you off the hook for exercise?  No, not really, but it all adds up.  So pick one thing and start implementing it today.  Stick with it for a week, or two, or even three - whenever you’re ready add another, and another…..

KETO//OS Fast Facts:  Is It Possible to Take TOO MANY Ketones??

The simple answer is: NO.  Ketones are water soluble therefore your body cannot store them - if you have more than you can use you will simply dump them out in your urine.  That said, for most people there is an optimal dose of Keto//OS that is dependant on your goals and why you are using the product.

  • If you are actively trying to impact your body composition you will want to dial in to your nutrition and use at least 1 but optimally 2 Keto//OS Shakes a day.
  • If you are simply looking for a boost of energy mid morning or mid afternoon then 1 a day may be your optimal dose.
  • People who are working hard and working out even harder or, people who are doing extended fasts may use up to 3 shakes a day - for fasting make sure that you also drink lots of water and do your research on how best to fast beyond Intermittent Fasting. Fasting is a great intervention but you have to make sure you are ready to take it on and that your body can handle the stress.  Check in with your medical professional for clearance and guidance.
  • Before someone writes in to inform me about KetoAcidosis (which is actually caused due to a lack of insulin in uncontrolled Diabetics) - please know that using Keto//OS (or any other exogenous ketone) will not cause this dangerous condition. If you are a diabetic - please check with your medical professional before starting any new supplements.

Thank you as always for reading, for your comments and emails.   Follow me on Social Media links (below my signature) for healthy meal ideas, Health & Lifestyle tips and to be the first to hear about Pruvit sales and promotions.  You can also follow me on my Facebook page KetoNat where I talk about a variety of health and nutrition topics (and post Pruvit Promos).

Useful links:

  • To reach me directly, email: canfuel@lowcarbcanada.ca
  • To order Keto//OS: shopketo.com/ca
  • To order a “5 day Experience” (5 single sachets for $35-$40 plus shipping) to taste the product and pick your flavour please email me and we can get you set up.
  • Before you receive your order make sure you watch the videos at: drinkyoursample.com/ca  The first explains how to use Keto//OS and the second explains how ketones work in your body - both are short and informative.
  • Ask about Pruvit’s new customer referral program - if you are on Smartship, just sign up two friends as Smartship customers and get your product for free!
  • If you are loving your Ketones and looking for a business opportunity we want to talk to you! As a direct sales company, Pruvit is on the leading edge of the Ketone Konversation - shoot me an email and we can fill you in on how to get started.

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