Friday, October 5, 2007

Exercise or Weight Loss ( Diabetes )

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Q. Glen, I have a question, For Diabetes, Exercise or Weight Loss -- what's better?

Experts are weighing in on the best approach for preventing and controlling diabetes as they consider whether exercise or weight loss is better.

It all depends on a three-pronged approach. And the three prongs are: Diet, exercise, and quality of food consumed. But one is more important than the others for prevention, and one is more important for control of the disease. Place your guesses now.

For prevention, weight loss is better. The Diabetes Prevention Program established that losing seven percent of one's body weight can cut the risk of developing diabetes by 58 percent. Exercise doesn't hurt either, and exerting yourself physically for 150 minutes per week will help you achieved this decreased risk.

For those who already have diabetes, exercise is better. It helps control blood-sugar levels, creates opportunities for calorie burning, increases muscle mass, and minimizes body fat to reduce insulin resistance.

Back to the three-pronged approach. I like it. And I'm pretty sure it could work wonders for the prevention and management of all sorts of diseases, and for overall good health too.

Any personal health questions or problems mental or physical or before starting any diet or exercise program. Please consult your physician !

Wishing You Great Health.

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