What is one of the most urgent health concerns facing tens of millions of Americans? If you think it is heart disease or cancer, you are right. However, another insidious illness – diabetes – is on the rise as well, according to 2011 estimates recently released by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
This government health agency says nearly 26 million Americans have been diagnosed with this illness, while 79 million more have what doctors call pre-diabetes – higher than normal blood glucose levels, and a predisposition for the disease. Even before it develops into the full-blown type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes can already cause long-term damage, especially to the heart and circulatory system.
What this means is that 105 million people, roughly a third of the entire population of this country, has some form of diabetic condition. That is truly mind-boggling, says Beaufort personal trainers.
While some cases of diabetes are genetic, numerous others are caused by obesity and sedentary lifestyle.
It is a well documented fact that obesity and lack of Beaufort fitness activity can lead to diabetes; in fact, about 80 percent of people who have this disease are overweight. Depending on its severity, medications may be prescribed, but in practically every case increasing your level of activity and maintaining a healthy weight, are two crucial elements that can either prevent or at the very least, delay the onset of diabetes. And if you’ve already been diagnosed with this condition and think it’s too late to start getting in shape – think again!
There’s plenty of compelling evidence to suggest Beaufort fitness will be beneficial to you because it can prevent further complications. Exercise will help control your weight and lower your blood sugar. As an added bonus, it will reduce your risk of heart disease – a common condition in people who have diabetes.
What kind of exercise routine should you follow? At EarthFIT, we advise:
- Whether you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes or any other medical condition, always ask your physician before starting to exercise. He or she will also recommend a diet to go along with your Beaufort fitness program.
- Don’t start to work out without a proper warm-up before and a cool-down period afterwards. Go progressively and increase the intensity and exertion level as you get fitter. Don’t just stop as soon as you break a sweat.
- If you’re overweight, your routine should focus on calorie-burning exercises, as well as on those that strengthen your heart. One example is interval training – short, high intensity bursts of speed with slow recovery phases, repeated during an exercise session. HOWEVER, never plunge right into this, or any other moderate or high intensity routine, immediately. Work your way into it slowly and gradually.
Still not sure how to structure your workout? Working one-on-one with a qualified and experienced Beaufort personal trainer will guide you on the right track. Remember, you get what you pay for. So choose your Beaufort fitness expert wisely because this person will ensure that you exercise safely and effectively.
Ian Hart is a Body-Mind Transformation expert, the creator of EarthFIT Training Systems, co-creator of BACK PAIN RELIEF4LIFE, and founder of BEAUFORTPERSONALTRAINING.COM and MYBACKPAINCOACH.COM. Ian and his team help people get into optimal shape in the safest, fastest and most effective way possible, using cutting edge science.