Monday, September 24, 2012

Overcoming Diabetes with 5 Easy Steps

Overcoming Diabetes with 5 Easy Steps

Author: terrysilver

Many People would love to overcome diabetes, however many are at risk, including African-Americans, Hispanics, couch potatoes and people with high blood pressure.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention there are nearly 24 million people nationwide suffering from diabetes. Another fifty-seven million are estimated to have pre-diabetes, a condition that increases the risk for diabetes.

83 percent of diabetics are also at higher risk for heart disease and for having a stroke

Everyone should consider getting tested especially if you are overweight or at the age of 45, but even children can get the disease.

Here are 5 steps that you can take to overcome diabetes.

1.Set a weight-loss goal. If you're at high risk for diabetes, you may be able to prevent or even delay the disease by losing 5 percent to 7 percent of your body weight. Track your progress by weighing yourself each week and writing down the numbers.

2.Get at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity at least 5 days a week; walking is the easiest and cheapest exercise for diabetes prevention.

3.Consider keeping a food diary and an exercise log. Use this log to record your progress.

4.Eat healthy. Reduce the number of calories you consume as well as your intake of saturated fats.

5.Stay motivated by exercising with friends and families or by joining an exercise group that all share the same goals.

Use these 5 tips to overcome diabetes and live a healthier and longer life.

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