In Pursuit of Good Health (Part 3): Three Lifestyle Changes to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Adults who gain weight after the age of 50, especially around the waist, significantly increase their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.  Here are some findings from a recent study:

Weight gain and diabetes risk:



Based on the results of this study and what we already know, it’s so important to maintain an optimal weight in middle age to prevent diabetes.

Once you have diabetes, you increase your risk of other chronic disease like heart disease and stroke, vision problems and nervous system problems. Being a healthy weight becomes even more important for adults 65 years and older.

Three steps to prevent type 2 diabetes:

1.  Do resistance training (strength exercises) three times a week to:

2.  Change your eating habits gradually by:

3.  Manage the negative effects of stress on your life:

Constant stress from whatever source throws your hormones out of balance leading to weight gain and fluctuations in insulin control.

COMING UP: Next week’s blog will continue with Part 3 of 5: In Pursuit of Good Health – Heart Disease and Stroke and how you can lower your risk to lead you to a healthy, active life.






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