The Very Real World of Diabetes
Are you finding that getting the right curves and toning isn’t cutting it when it comes to motivation to keep active?
Ever needed an extra reason to exercise? Building up motivation to exercise is one of the biggest barriers to keeping fit and healthy. To wet your appetite for some more exercise let me share with you some of the debilitating secrets of Type Two Diabetes, followed by the top tips to that will help reduce your risk.
Did you know Type Two Diabetes is the fasted growing non-infectious disease in the world in fact it has doubled in prevalence since the 1980’s and is now the leading cause of amputation, kidney failure and blindness. Type Two Diabetes is a disease that creeps on ever so slowly. Gradually the sugar transporting hormones in your body, called insulin, become lazy, your body starts to tolerate sugar less (even if your lips love it) until your cells stop accepting the sugar they need to operate well. Your blood vessels become damaged in turn causing your eyes, your kidneys and even your heart to be damaged.
Now does it surprise you to know that the two biggest causes of Type Two Diabetes are physical inactivity and carrying excess weight? Half of Australian men and one third of Australian women are overweight, not to mention the 38% of Australian adults who don’t do enough exercise. Don’t be one of the statistics; here are the three tips to reduce your risk of Diabetes:
- Exercise most days of the week for at least 30 minute. Try
- Join a Coastal Bodies group class
- Take part in a team sport
- Sweet treats should be less than one a day
- Have your glucose tested next time you’re at the GP