People with type 2 diabetes are among those who can benefit the most from a healthier lifestyle. With just a few simple changes, you could see drastic improvements in your health. Whether you have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or not, the following tips are going to help you recover your health. Considering the effects of aging, it is in everyone’s best interest to eat healthily, look better, and improve their general health.
Here are 25 healthy lifestyle tips…
- Eat more whole-grain carbohydrates.
- Oatmeal without added sugars makes for a great breakfast. Add fruit to your liking to add to the flavor.
- Skipping breakfast can help you lose weight, but it also increases the chance you will try to compensate elsewhere. Appetite control is just as important as portion control.
- Eat slowly. What’s the rush?
- Use smaller utensils and put less food on your plate. Perception matters.
- Drink more water. A glass before and after your meal will make you feel full when you eat smaller portions.
- Do not eat and watch television at the same time. You are more likely to eat adequate portions when you are not distracted.
- You will enjoy your meals much more when you cook them from start to finish.
- It is challenging to overconsume on a diet structured around vegetables and lean protein sources.
- Eat fruit for dessert.
- You do not need to exercise as often as you may think – three or four days a week is more than enough for the majority of people.
- Sprinting on a treadmill or sweating profusely on an exercise bike are not the only ways of doing cardio.
- Walking can be done by practically anyone, anywhere.
- Walking outdoors is infinitely more enjoyable than walking on a treadmill.
- When driving, park as far away as possible from your destination. This will help you overcome your tendency to be lazy.
- Resistance training is beneficial for everyone in some way. For many people, there will come a time where it will be essential.
- Home workout videos found online can be surprisingly effective.
- Swimming, dancing, and aerobics are great ways to exercise.
- Alcohol is not necessarily harmful to most people, but it is not helpful either. Limit your intake.
- Smoking is always harmful regardless of your age and lifestyle habits.
- When you eat healthily and exercise regularly, everything falls into place.
- Out of control blood sugar readings can go from seemingly harmless to dangerously lethal on short notice.
- Weight and blood sugar problems can be fixed simultaneously.
- When losing weight, do not trust the scale as much as the fit of your clothing. The former will play tricks on you.
For our final tip: take notice of your doctor’s advice for your type 2 diabetes treatment but do not expect him to share your burden. The responsibility to make changes rests on you alone.