Can type 2 diabetes is reversed?. Preventing and even reversing the onset of diabetes is entirely possible. What required is commitment. There are two approaches, your meal and exercise. Both are equally important but take some time to give expected results.
Experiment, carried out in controlling, beating or reversing this condition, showed that diet and exercise can lower the likelihood of diabetes. This is possible even in cases of people who are at a high risk of developing it.
The lifestyle can improve insulin sensitivity and blood lipid profiles and help lower high blood sugar levels. Diet and exercise help lower body weight. Excess body weight is a reason for the onset of diabetes.
A major clinical study called the Diabetes Prevention Program, studied people at risk for diabetes. It showed that lifestyle changes involving 150 minutes of exercise per week decreased the risk of progressing to type 2 diabetes by 58 percent.
Keep in mind that diet and exercise should go hand in hand. For instance, even if you regularly exercise, a diet with lots of sugar and fat and very little fiber or phytonutrients (beneficial plant compounds) could more than counteract those efforts. On the other hand, you can eat a healthful diet, but if you never get up and move your cardiovascular health will almost certainly suffer.
All movement counts. Do something you enjoy so you can stick with it. Even small changes can make a big difference. Beneficial exercise can be as simple as walking every day. To begin, set modest goals. For example, start by walking for a specific, manageable time each day. After a week or so, aim to increase this time until you’re walking for 30 minutes or more per day.
The American Diabetic Association recommends aerobic exercise and Strength Training for optimal physical fitness.
Aerobic exercise can be achieved through activities such as walking, running, swimming, dancing, tennis, basketball, and more. Strength Training, sometimes called resistance Training, focuses more on building or maintaining muscle. Both forms of exercise are important for optimal fitness and blood sugar control.
Studies show that both types of exercise can significantly affect glycemic (blood sugar) control. They also show that including both forms is more effective than doing one or the other by itself.
Some people will find that committing to a routine exercise program merely requires time management and determination. Others may need a little extra help staying motivated. They may benefit from joining a Gym or signing up for a class or other type of regular, scheduled activity. Group fitness has the added benefit of companionship, mutual support and encouragement, and perhaps even an element of competition.
In any event, researches show that people feel less fatigue after exercising than they do after sitting on the couch. Exercising may seem like a chore at first, but people who stick with it often find that they actually look forward to their activity fairly quickly.
The point is to commit. To be truly effective, exercise should be routine and involve both endurance (aerobic) and resistance (strength) training. So get moving, and stay moving!
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