Diabetes is one of the most common lifestyle diseases that affect people across the world. Diabetes is caused when the sugar levels in the blood rise, due to the absence of the enzyme insulin, which is responsible for the breakdown of sugar in the body. Though the causes of diabetes are not clear, there are certain lifestyle choices and habits that can put you at a greater risk of the disease.
Diabetes risk is determined by several factors. Environment, hereditary, family history, genetic makeup, ethnicity, and lifestyle choices, all play a very important role in determining the onset of diabetes. While some of these things are not under our control, some are. One must understand and take measures to reduce the risk of diabetes, by following a healthy lifestyle.
If you follow these 3 lifestyle practices, it may be time to change because these can lead to diabetes.
If you are one of those people who does not exercise at all and sits at his desk all day, you may be putting yourself at the risk of many diseases, including diabetes. A sedentary lifestyle leads to an inefficient body and is also one of the leading causes of obesity. Obesity is directly linked to diabetes and other health conditions. You must incorporate some form of exercise in your routine to be able to reduce the risk.
Excessive Sugar Intake
People believe that eating too much sugar or sugary foods is not the cause of diabetes, and they are right. Eating sugar does not directly cause diabetes. However, consuming too much sugar can definitely lead to weight gain, which can put you at a greater risk of diabetes. Almost everyone likes desserts, and some people like them more than others. But controlling your diet is very important to reduce the risk of such diseases.
Smoking is directly linked with the inefficiency of the body, weight gain, and heart health issues. Heart health and diabetes are further linked closely to each other. If you have been a long-term smoker, chances are that the damage is already done. However, quitting right now may still be able to push the onset of these diseases a little farther, and may also reduce the symptoms. Quitting smoking may also reduce the risk of your family around you of getting those diseases, as it will reduce the incidence of passive smoking.
By Sowmya Sangam