If you have diabetes or have prediabetes, you aren’t alone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that more than 29 million adults in the United States had diabetes in 2016. Another 86 million adults have prediabetes, the precursor to type 2 diabetes.
The good news is you do not have to let diabetes control your life. In fact you can reduce the risk of developing diabetes by as much as 58% by making changes in your lifestyle.
Yes, there is a link between exercise and nutrition and managing diabetes. A poor diet can be a major cause of diabetes. You must eat a healthy diet in order to successfully treat or hopefully prevent diabetes.
Regular physical exercise and healthy eating are two things that can help reduce the impacts of diabetes and also reduce the risk of having prediabetes develop into type 2 diabetes.
Both exercise and healthy eating are important in the battle of diabetes. Both make a difference in the management of controlling blood glucose levels. Not only does exercise help reducing stress, improving circulation, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, managing weight, it affects blood glucose levels. So don’t you agree a regular exercise program is a “no brainer”. If you are not on a good exercise program get on one today.
Your diet is such an important part of controlling and preventing diabetes. Complex carbohydrates are necessary but they should be obtained from milk or grains and not from sugar.
Diet, however, is perhaps the most important factor in controlling and preventing diabetes. The following dietary modifications can greatly help with diabetes prevention and management. Complex carbohydrates are an important part of a healthy diet but should be obtained from milk and grains and not from sugar. The reason for this is complex carbohydrates take longer for our bodies to digest and so they do not cause rapid spikes in blood sugar levels as sugar does.
The healthy diet must include fiber. Fiber aids in both digestion and helps control blood sugar levels. Plus fiber reduces the chance of developing heart disease and high blood pressure. Be sure to eat plenty of foods that contain fiber.
While you need to avoid saturated and trans fats your diet needs to include healthy fats like omega-3s and omega-6s. These fats make it less likely for a person to develop heart disease.
Limit salt intake. It has been linked to high blood pressure, which is common in people with diabetes.
To make it easier and to get the encouragement and guidance you may need in controlling your diabetes. Call Weigh to Wellness. The health care professionals will help you develop an exercise program you can do and stick to. They do not only want to help you lose weight the entire staff wants you to be as healthy as possible.
You will be able to get shakes, snacks, protein bars, and even meals from Weigh to Wellness. If you prefer to cook your own meals you can count on them to give you plenty of recipes for healthy eating.
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