Type-2 is one of those diseases that mainly occurs due to sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy eating habits. Thus, just by bringing a behavioural change one can reduce the risk of developing type-2-diabete.
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Steps to prevent Type-2 diabetes
Following are some simple steps to reduce the risk of diabetes.
- Maintain a healthy weight
Healthy weight is the main key to prevent risk. According to the World Health Organization, a person having a BMI between 18.5-24.9 kg/m2, is considered to have normal weight as per the height. Therefore, to reduce the risk, one must try to maintain their BMI in this range.
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- Be physically active
A sedentary lifestyle is a culprit for being overweight/obese, which further leads to an increased risk of diabetes. Thus, a person must be physically active. Further, do not eat while watching television or using a mobile or computer.
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- Eat healthily
Healthy eating is another factor that plays an important role to live a healthy life. For this, choose whole grains and whole grains products, remove sugary drinks and carbonated beverages from your life, choose healthy fats. Reduce the intake of refined, processed and salty foods, reduce the intake of fast food and junk food. Increase the intake of fruits and vegetables and lastly consume enough of water.
- Bring behavioural change
Lastly, do not skip any meal, eat a well-balanced diet, eat from every food group, control your portion sizes and most importantly quit smoking as it is highly correlated with an increased incidence of diabetes.