Exercise, Carbohydrate Metabolism, and Insulin Sensitivity
My guest this week on the Science & Chill podcast is Professor Glenn McConell. Glenn is an Emeritus Professor in Exercise Metabolism at Victoria University in Melbourne Australia. Glenn has an extensive research publication record in exercise metabolism, where his work primarily focuses on glucose metabolism during exercise and how exercise increases insulin sensitivity.
In this episode, we talk about:
- How the body metabolizes fat and carbohydrate during exercise and how this changes with exercise intensity and duration.
- Glycogen stores in the body, how long they last, and how carbohydrate ingestion during exercise can buffer muscle glycogen and improve performance.
- The effects of acute and chronic exercise on insulin sensitivity and the mechanisms that increase insulin sensitivity in the muscle.
- And more!