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Activity, activity, activity , the only way to good health

 

The news media, this week has been talking about the rise in type 2 diabetes amongst especially men in the UK. So what is diabetes?
This is a condition in which glucose ( sugar) levels in the blood are too high. There are two main types of diabetes, type 1, where your body doesn’t make any insulin, and type 2, where your body can not use the insulin it produces. Usually due to  EXCESS FAT in organs. This prevents the insulin from working effectively.
Diabetes increases your chance of developing cardiovascular diseases. So what is the solution, and this lies in getting active.


The need to get active cannot be overemphasised, we need to get more active.

Diabetes is on the increase in the UK and America, purely because we are too busy chasing money. Money is important, but so is your health. We need to be in good health to be able to chase money.
If exercise were to be in a pill form, it would have been very cost effective. Sadly it isn’t and therefore the only way is to stay active.
Join a gym, this as other benefits, like meeting people which could be useful if you are in business or if looking for a companion.
To stay healthy or improve health, adults need to do two types of physical activity each week: aerobic and strength exercises.


How much physical activity do you need to do each week depends on your age.
For now, I would duel with those adults 65 and over, because I fall into that category.
You require moderate aerobic activity, such as cycling or walking, pushing a lawn mower, ballroom or line dancing every week.
You need to strengthen muscles in your legs, hips, back abdomen, chest shoulders and arms at least twice a week.

To stay healthy, adults aged 19-64 should try to be active daily and should do:

  • at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercises such as cycling or brisk walking every week, and
  • Strenght exercise on two or more days a week that work all the major muscles (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders and arms)


So get cracking and live longer, go for it.


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How to slow the aging process and live longer

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Supplement Plan to slow the aging process
a. Avoid, smoking entirely, drink alcohol in moderation. Red wine, in particular, is assumed to be good for the heart, so is beer, if taken in moderation.

b. Take regular exercise (join a gym and pay by direct debit which would compel you to go) You could also take regular walks. Get a dog that would also compel you to take a walk.

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c. Eat a balanced diet, with 2/3 of the portion made up of vegetables.

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d. Eat fewer carbohydrates, wholesome foods, like brown bread, brown rice, etc. The following supplements would also help slow the aging process
. Pycnogenol 50- 100mg

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f. Co-enzyme Q10

g. Vitamins A 5000-15000iu, daily C, 1500mg E, daily 200-800cg daily

h. Seleniuym50- 200mg

i. Beta carotene

j. Zinc 15-25mg

k. Cytosine: 500-1000mg daily.