Importance Of Exercise In Diabetes

People currently are suffering from numerous diseases. There can be many reasons for it, but some of the important once are intense pollution and global warming resulting in declining health of people on this planet. There are many such diseases attacking humans every new day. With this kind of atmosphere and polluted air to breathe, it is our responsibility to take good care of our health even though we are not suffering from any illness.

Medicines are not the only option for curing any disease. It is said that precautions and medicines controls your disease halfway and the rest should be controlled by you with the help of instructions provided by the doctor. Similarly, one should keep a tab on the most common illness of the world suffered by many people that is diabetes. Diabetes occurs because of high sugar and salt intake, tension, not enough sleep, etc. If one is suffering from diabetes, he can have a control over it with the help of exercise.

Exercise is very important for people suffering from diabetes. A human body should be fit enough to fight against any illness that he has. However mostly people ignore exercises and go for tablets and medication. Medications and avoiding sugar will just work half and the rest depends on exercise.

Some of the important exercises prescribed for diabetic patients are aerobics, strength training, fast walking, lap swimming, bicycling, etc. People should also take a a thorough care that they do not get any hurt on their body, else it won’t heal quickly and the wound will lead you in further troubles. So it is better to take a physical care in advance.

Exercises should be done on a regular basis and not just for a week or two. If once we begun doing the exercises, it should be continued for a long time because the body systems adjusts themselves due to that like hunger, thirst, physical shape, etc. Leaving exercise or performing it on alternate days is also a waste.

Exercise is the most prompt option to cure your illness quickly. Be fit and fine so that germs cannot attack your body quickly because diabetic patients catch infections very promptly. So to avoid getting into any other diseases a diabetic patient should focus on their heath as much as possible.

One should be aware about which exercises to be performed during diabetes because there are special exercises those are studied and then assigned. If we work hard, work fruitfully and not just for wastage of time and energy. So be smart and perform those exercises to be performed by diabetic patients. You can take help from doctors or even internet today can help you explaining what to do and how to do?

Proper intake of food is also very essential to generate good amount of energy in our body to kill the germs and escaping from any diseases. Medicines also will only work when we will have our food properly. So keep exercising properly for proper result.

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Did Atkins have it Right?

At the peak of its popularity around 2004, tens of millions of people around the world followed the Atkins Diet. Their low-carb approach became so popular and widely known that popular fast food restaurants started producing bun-free burgers and low-carb wraps to accommodate their preferences.

But as popular as the diet was — and as popular as it remains in some circles — there was always an air of controversy. Could a diet that eliminated the bun and promoted essential fats really be the key to weight loss? And how could you possible eat a cheeseburger without the bun, anyway?

The Importance of “Good” Carbs

Part of the controversy surrounding the Atkins diet was that it flew directly in the face of the food pyramid system sanctioned by the Food and Drug Administration. The food pyramid, at the time, promoted a diet that was low in fats and high in both carbohydrates and starches. In the decades that have ensued since that dietary guide was released, science proved it a much better way to gain weight than to lose it.

In eliminating most carbs and focusing on essential fatty acids and so-called “good” sources of saturated fats, the Atkins diet was largely ahead of its time. Studies that have ensued in the years since the peak of Atkins’ popularity have concluded that good carbohydrates — such as whole grains — actually promote weight loss by keeping the body’s insulin levels even.

Bad (or “empty”) carbs, such as white bread, cause almost immediate spikes in blood sugar levels. When those levels return to normal, they promote hunger — causing someone to overindulge and eat more calories than is necessary. By eliminating these bad carbs before the public understood how they worked, the Atkins Diet was ahead of its time and certainly getting it right on just how to control real hunger. When hunger is under control, temptations disappear and eating becomes less frequent.

Keeping Fats in the Diet

At the same time Atkins was essentially promoting “good carbs,” like those in whole grains and fruits, it was also promoting “good fats.” These are the fats typically found in animal meats as well as the essential fatty acids found in fish and certain vegetables and seeds. These good fats don’t only promote good levels of weight loss and appetite, but scientists have linked them to softer skin, smoother hair, straighter and whiter teeth, and a host of other extraneous benefits.

In combination with the better array of carbs that the typical Atkins follower eats on a daily basis, good fats help to promote all the aspects of a healthy body — including state of mind. Indeed, the fats found in fish (which Atkins dieters were encouraged to eat plenty of) can help balance mood swings and assist in recovery from depression. As any scientist can attest to, a healthy body free of stress burns calories more efficiently and doesn’t hold onto the bun-free cheeseburger as long as those with high levels of stress and anxiety.

Atkins Was onto Something

The Atkins diet — whether intentionally or not — was the first shot fired in the battle to redefine what a good diet meant. We now understand that some carbs are good and others are bad, just as some fats — such as trans-fat — are terrible for the body while others promote increased happiness, health, and metabolism. It ran counter to the food pyramid and was often the subject of controversy and ridicule, but it worked.

Today’s diets all take a page or two from the Atkins model, and today’s “conventional wisdom” about fats and carbs comes straight from this first-of-its-kind diet of the 2000s. Atkins was a food pyramid (or two) ahead of its time. is a site that reviews the latest nutrition and fitness research to provide readers with science-based diet tips that they can fit into their daily diet plans.

Clean Eating – A Delicious Way to Eat Healthy!

When someone tells you that they eat clean, what is the first thing that comes to your mind?  If you are like most people you are probably imagining a diet that is boring, loaded with carrots, celery sticks and dried out grilled chicken.  In truth, this diet certainly would be considered clean, but clean eating doesn’t have to be boring!

Although you will want to consume foods as close as possible to their natural state, these foods can and should be prepared in a way that is delicious.    Just yesterday I enjoyed some low fat French fries that I made of baked sweet potatoes drizzled in a smoked jalapeno cream.  I can ensure you that in no way did I feel deprived!  With a little practice just about anyone can learn to prepare wholesome foods in a way that is delicious.

If the idea of eating clean is new to you, there are a couple of things you will want to keep in mind.  First, you will want to have three meals each day as well as two or three snacks.  Eating frequently has been shown to increase your metabolism and even more importantly it can help keep your blood sugar levels stable.  This means you will be much less likely to overeat later on in the day.  Each meal should consist of complex carbohydrates as well as protein foods from lean sources.  You should also include at least six servings of fruits and vegetables in your diet.

Although you will only be eating healthy foods, understanding portion size is key.  There is no need to count calories but portions should be approximately the size of your palm for protein and carbohydrates.  The approximate portion size for fruits and vegetables is what you could fit in two palms.

Steer clear of processed and refined foods as well as those that are high in saturated fats or those that contain trans fats.  Rather, focus on getting healthy Essential Fatty Acids in your diet.

With a little planning, a clean diet that is also delicious is possible!

Endobarriers – for weight loss and diabetic control?

Gastric bands have been widely reported on in the press. Some of the results seem amazing. However any form or surgery carries risks and if there was a non invasive way to provide the same result as well as offering the potential to control or indeed to cure Type 2 Diabetes then surely this would be a good idea? Well a  new treatment, using an Endobarrier, is being trialled and some professionals are getting very excited about the prospects. Let’s see what it involves.

Obesity and class 2 diabetes are closely linked. No one knows for sure which causes which or indeed what the full links between the two are. What we do know for sure is that both are a serious and growing threat to our health.Professionals will measure how overweight you are by calculating your body mass index or BMI. If your BMI is over 30 then you are clinically obese.It has been suggested that there are as many as 525 million obese adults worldwide. The figures for diabetes are also quite overwhelming with over 250 million people living with the disease.

The endobarrier offers a non surgical solution to both these health problems. It is basically a plastic tube which is anchored to the duodenal intestine, immediately below your stomach, and it will regulate what food substances re absorbed into your body.It will stop fats, sugars and salts whilst allowing essential vitamins and nutrients to be absorbed. By preventing food from coming into contact with the bowel it can also stop certain hormones  and nerve signals from being released by the intestine.This then reduces the resistance to insulin which lowers the threat of diabetes.

The endobarrier is inserted through the mouth whislt the patient is under general anaesthetic. It should take about 20 minutes and there is no invasive surgery. It will sit inside the patient for 12 months  at the end of which it is quickly removed under a mild local anaesthetic.
It is important to realise that during and after the 12 months there is a suggested diet which as well as eating more healthily also encourages smaller portions and lots of fruit and vegetables. Exercise is also encouraged.

Who is suited for the procedure?

Anyone who Has type 2 diabetesIs and is between 18 and 60.Obese patients ( BMI over 30 and below 50)are also suited to the procedure.Your blood glucose levels are important and anyone showing over 7.5% but under 10.5% for their HbA1c should qualify. Another indicator of suitability would be a patient taking either oral glycemics or less than 150 units per day.

What might stop the endobarrier being fitted?

Anyone who
Has stomach ulcers (peptic ulcers)Has bleeding disorders (eg people with haemophilia or on anti-arthritis drugs)Has had major digestive surgery in the past

Are there any side effects?
Minor but you do get slight bloating and occassionally abdominal pains.

Let us all hope that this new procedure really does offer a good way forward for the treatment and control of these two major health problems.



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Article written by Mike Holly. Mike lives and works in the North of England and has been researching cottages throughout Northumberland.