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Prevent and Control Diabetes by Exercise


There is no cure for diabetes. Exercise plays a vital role  to prevent diabetes for live a longer, healthier life. Researchers have found that 30 minutes of exercise five days per week can help prevent the development of diabetes. There are many ways you can prevent your diabetes. Below 7 steps how exercise can cut the risk of diabetes.

1. Exercise increase insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism. The key problem of Type 2 diabetics is insulin insensitivity, or insulin resistance. By exercising you can improve how well your insulin works; this helps you to control your blood glucose level.

2. Exercise improves your cholesterol levels. Exercise helps by raising the good kind of cholesterol (HDL) and lowering the bad kind of cholesterol (LDL).

3. Exercise can decrease blood pressure. Many diabetics also have hypertension or high blood pressure. This is very important for reducing your chances of heart disease and stroke.

4. Exercise can also improve heart efficiency, and help it work less. This also helps with the cardiovascular risk factors. Many people do not exercise because they think they do not have the energy. They need to exercise to get the energy. Your resting heart rate can also lower.

5. Exercise can improve your mood. Diabetes can be a stressful disease, exercising can help you feel better mentally. Exercise can even improve depression which can be an issue with a disease like diabetes.

6. Exercise aids dramatically in weight-loss and maintaining weight-loss. Losing weight can improve blood pressure, insulin resistance, glucose levels, and cholesterol levels above and beyond what exercise alone does.

7. Exercise helps you to reduce your chances of diabetic complications. Better control of your blood glucose helps prevent serious complications of diabetes, including blindness, neuropathy, and kidney failure.

Please talk to your doctor and start exercising! You will feel so much better!

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