Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Living – Why You Need to Invest In Your Health Every Day2 min read
Health advice is all around for a good reason. People are pushing their ideas because there is a demand for it. It is more than just interesting material to many people; often it is crucial information we all need to be made aware of.
Your health and well-being become a more relevant issue with each passing day. Nobody is getting any younger, and few of us are preparing for being older. You need to invest in your health every single day. A little goes a long way, especially when you consider the benefits you will gain and the health problems you will prevent.
It is not just about feeling better, being at the right weight, and having the freedom to eat whatever foods you like as opposed to being shackled by hypertension and Type 2 diabetes and their issues and inconveniences. It is about preventing what can…
- put you in a hospital bed,
- demand an emergency procedure, and potentially bring about an early death.
First, it starts with your weight. The majority of health problems affecting adults these days has to do with excess body fat. You may think it is trivial to consider as you only put on a “couple” of pounds in a year. The difference this makes may appear to be insignificant. However, at this pace, ten years causes quite a bit of damage. Poor nutrition and an inactive lifestyle add insult to injury.
Consider for the second half of this timeline you have elevated blood sugar, which may be due to prediabetes or perhaps your issue has progressed on to Type 2 diabetes. Now that is a lot of years of damage to your body. You are not getting any younger, and by neglecting your health in this manner, would also mean you will not enjoy good health in later life.
What has been mentioned above is an example, and only some of it may apply to you. Nevertheless, the principle remains. Will you take care of your well-being from today? You need to invest in your health, because if you don’t, you may pay for it dearly…
- your kidneys,
- your liver,
- your heart, even
- your brain could suffer through a stroke or dementia.
Taking care of your health one day at a time will add up. Even a small detail like…
- taking the stairs at work instead of riding the elevator or escalator whenever you step outside your office or workplace,
- skipping your afternoon snack,
- parking your car towards the back of the car park at the shopping center and walking to the shops instead of parking close to the entrance, and
- cooking your dinner instead of eating processed food
will make a difference. You can count on it.