Diabetes is a fairly common chronic disease. We all know someone who suffers from diabetes. As common as it is, not a lot of people know how to prevent or manage it. An unhealthy and sedentary lifestyle, physical inactivity, as well as a poor diet, are all things that can contribute to diabetes.
Insulin is a hormone in our body that regulates blood sugar levels. Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs if our pancreas stops secreting sufficient amounts of insulin, or if the insulin produced is not being used effectively by the body. Because it’s a chronic disease, as well as a fairly common ailment, it is important to educate ourselves about it, to be informed, to take adequate steps to prevent it, as well as to learn to manage it.
High blood sugar levels or ‘hyperglycemia’ can lead to dangerous and serious repercussions for the body if left unchecked and uncontrolled. It may cause severe damage to our nerves, blood vessels, and many other important systems of the body.
There are different types of diabetes conditions.
Type 1 diabetes requires you to consume insulin daily because your pancreas doesn’t make any insulin, or makes very little insulin. It requires medical assistance as the patient is fully insulin-dependent.
Type 2 diabetes is largely caused by physical inactivity as well as excess body weight or obesity. Poor or improper diet can also contribute to type 2 diabetes. It can, however, be managed by making a few lifestyle changes and maintaining a healthy diet.
While type 1 diabetes requires medical assistance as the patient is insulin-dependent, type 2 diabetes can be managed and prevented through an overall healthier lifestyle.
Yoga is great for people with type 2 diabetes. It can help you remain physically active and can be a wonderful tool to aid you in reducing and managing your body weight. It also reduces stress and promotes a better quality of life.
Prevention is always better than cure, and this is why consistently living a healthier, more active lifestyle can help you avoid ever having to learn to manage diabetes.
Wheel pose (Chakrasana)
Frog pose (Bhekasana)
Legs up the wall pose (Viparita Karani)
Mountain pose (Tadasana)
Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)
Diabetes is a chronic disease and therefore, its treatment requires you to make lifestyle changes that you may need to be mindful of for a long period of your life. Whether you’re dealing with type 2 diabetes yourself or would like to prevent it before it occurs, a short regular yoga practice can prove to be really beneficial for all the many health benefits it provides. It can help you feel more energized, be physically more active and fit, as well as help you become more conscious and more in control of your own body and mind.
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