Studies show people of Hispanic and Latino origin are at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes and related cardiometabolic abnormalities – See more at: diabetes.org
First some knowledge:
- Both types are linked to insulin, but the diseases are very different.
- Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease — the body stops making insulin. It’s more commonly diagnosed in children. Between 5% and 10% of people with diabetes have type 1 and require regular insulin shots to help their bodies convert food into energy.
- People with type 2 make insulin, but the body’s cells don’t absorb it. Things like obesity and inactivity raise the risk of getting this disease. Diet and exercise can control type 2, but most people need medications, sometimes including insulin.
A study done by the National Institutes of Health showed that people who lost an average of 15 pounds and exercised for 150 minutes per week lowered their risk of type 2 diabetes by up to 58%.
So what can you do about it?
Harvard School of Public Health lists these simple steps to preventing Diabetes.
- Control Your Weight – Being obese makes you 20 to 40 times more likely to develop diabetes than someone with a healthy weight. Losing 7 to 10 percent of your current weight can cut your chances of developing type 2 diabetes in half.
- Get Moving – Working your muscles more often and making them work harder improves their ability to use insulin and absorb glucose. This puts less stress on your insulin-making cells.
- Tune Up Your Diet – Choose whole grains and whole grain products over highly processed carbohydrates. Skip the sugary drinks.Choose good fats instead of bad fats, such as the polyunsaturated fats found in liquid vegetable oils, nuts, and seeds.
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Every Friday 7pm #Deadliftnchill A relaxed deadlift clinic in which you will learn the fundamentals of the Deadlift and meet new people.
Meal Prep Sunday @The Sweat Shop– Look out for the upcoming date, this is a group meal prep tutorial. Including nutrition info and tips/tricks for Meal Prepping.
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To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. -Buddha