Prevention of Diabetes
If you are trying to reduce your risk of diabetes, a good place to start is with your diet. Increasing your physical activity is another great way of lowering your risk. In many cases, the combination of a healthier diet and more exercise results in weight loss -- which, fortunately, can decrease your risk even further.
Some of the strategies for improving your diet include:
- Sharing your dessert
- Eating smaller portions
- Cooking with less oil and butter.
Looking for ways to incorporate more physical activity into your day? You could try:
- Taking the stairs instead of the elevator
- Marching in place while you watch TV
- Parking as far away as possible from your favorite store at the mall.
(Click Diabetes Prevention to learn more about simple, easy changes you can make to help decrease your chances of developing diabetes.)