If you have read our post on the basics of Type 2 Diabetes, than you are familiar with the risk factors and complications that can occur from this common disease. The most promising aspect of Type 2 Diabetes is that is entirely preventable.
These are our tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle that will keep you far away from Type 2 Diabetes:
Manage a healthy weight
Staying in shape can feel like an uphill battle, but it is extremely important for your health. People who are overweight or have higher levels of body fat are at risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes. Even simply 30 minutes of exercise 5 times a week will help you lower your risk. For more weight loss tips, read our blog here.
Eating a low-fat diet and avoiding over processed foods will greatly reduce your risk of developing diabetes, let alone many other illnesses.
Smoking takes a detrimental toll on your body, and Type 2 Diabetes is one of them! Kicking the habit will put you on a path to better health and happiness, and lower your risk of developing this disease.
None of us like being stressed, but it can be easy to let it rule our life. Finding conscious ways to lower your stress levels will reduce your risk for disease. Sleeping well, eating well, and getting regular exercise is the foundation for a lower-stress lifestyle. If you still find yourself struggling, check out our blog post on mindfulness.
I hope this guide helped you take control of your health and put you on the path to better, more conscious choices! Preventing a disease is infinitely easier than curing it, so you are doing a good job for being proactive.