With the advent of technology and modernization, our lives today have become much easier and better as compared to the past. However, on the one hand where we have reaped the benefits of science and technology, on the other hand, we have also succumbed to countless negative effects which have spawned due to technological evolution. In the past few decades, our day-to-day lifestyle has changed drastically. We’ve become lazy, lethargic and ignorant. We don’t want to do physical work anymore; we don’t want to eat healthy, and like this, we want to avoid certain things that would otherwise benefit us. Health problems, therefore, have become more common than ever.
Most of the diseases that we suffer spawn from our unhealthy lifestyle, and one of the common lifestyle diseases is diabetes. Reports say around 9% diabetic patients of the world are in India itself. So what to do? Is there a way to keep a check on diabetes? Off course! Here, we are going to tell you some effective ways which would help you combat this noxious disease:
Do some physical work regularly: As mentioned above, diabetes results due to our poor lifestyle, which gives no priority to physical work. Engaging your body in some kind of healthy activity like jogging, running, gardening etc. would not only improve your blood sugar level, but would also boost the insulin production which is essential to control diabetes.
Get a healthy diet: A well-balanced diet rich in proteins and fibers will go a long way in fighting this ugly disease. Foods that are made from ‘whole grains’ must include in your diet.
Stay away from junk food: Junk food not only makes us obese, but also increases our blood sugar levels. This would trigger the disease instead of curbing it. Hence, always make healthy choices in your food.
Go for sugarless coffee or tea: A study conducted at the Harvard University claimed that sipping 4-5 cups of coffee a day can keep diabetes at bay. Yes, you may become a little suspicious, but these beverages contain some powerful antioxidants which absorb excessive sugar. However, their excess should be avoided.
Cut down on salt: Avoid food items with excessive salt and sodium, as they can disturb your BP level.
Plenty of sleep and zero stress: A healthy person sleeps around 7-9 hours a day. A good night’s sleep help remain active and fresh, for it keeps the blood sugar level maintained. Cutting down on your sleep and taking unnecessary stress will make you a weak player in fighting diabetes.
Monitor your diabetes: If you are suffering from diabetes, keep a track of it. For instance, have a blood test. A regular blood test will apprise you of your blood sugar levels, so that you can take precautions accordingly. Keep visiting your doctor for suggestions and advices. Older people, like above 45 years, should ask their doctor about whether the testing is harmless. Don’t forget, diabetes is a silent killer.
A big No to smoke and alcohol: We don’t need to explain you about the fatal effects of smoking and alcohol. So, quit them. However, for alcohol, many experts suggest that little amount can help in controlling the type 2 diabetes. But here, we shall advice you to quit this killer practice altogether, because it is likely to make you an addict.