Experts advise diabetics to walk an hour a day, endocrinologist Gureeva believes that this is not enough

Experts advise diabetics to walk an hour a day, endocrinologist Gureeva believes that this is not enough

Doctors are increasingly advising people with type 2 diabetes to increase the amount of physical exercise in their lives. This is explained by the fact that insufficient activity is one of the key factors in the development of the disease.

In addition, experts have proposed a new approach to combating type 2 diabetes – walking for an hour every day, Life reported.

According to doctors, walking has a positive effect on blood glucose levels in patients. This is explained by the fact that walking promotes rapid absorption of sugar into the blood. In type 2 diabetes, the body's cells cannot effectively use insulin, which, if left untreated, can lead to elevated glucose levels.

People with type 2 diabetes are often obese. Such physical activity helps increase metabolism and maintain a healthy weight.

Other ways to prevent diabetes

Especially for MedicForum, endocrinologist Antonina Gureeva gave her comment, regarding the prevention of diabetes and control of sugar levels in people with diabetes.

“When we talk about preventing diabetes, we usually talk about preventing type 2 diabetes. Safe and effective ways to prevent type 1 diabetes have not yet been identified, despite the amount of research in this area. When it comes to physical activity, start by limiting the amount of time you spend sitting . Break up your sitting time by standing up and moving around briefly every 20-30 minutes. This, plus an hour's walk, is a good start. But in the long run, it's not enough.”
Regular walking cannot completely replace exercise, the gym and other sports.
“Diet is the most important part of lifestyle changes. Small changes can make a big difference and help you take the first few steps to reduce your risk.”
A good first step is to avoid highly processed, refined grains such aswhite bread, sugary foods and sugary drinks.Plan your meals around vegetables, more plant proteins, whole grains, dairy products, lean meats, fatty fish, nuts and healthy oils such as olive oil, advised by an endocrinologist.

Weight loss

Maintaining a healthy weight is critical because obesity increases your risk. Even small amounts of weight loss can significantly reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

If you have prediabetes, a diet and exercise plan that helps you lose just 5% of your original body weight may delay or prevent the development of type 2 diabetes. Make an action plan and stick to it. Try not to get discouraged if you don't see immediate results.

“It may be difficult to stay motivated, but reducing your risk of diabetes will help you live a longer, healthier life.”

MedicForum previously wrote about the benefits of corn for the prevention of diabetes.

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