Type 2 Diabetes – You Can Be a Fat and Fit Diabetic

Exercise and a healthy physique often go hand in hand. A lean body is a product of consistent exercise habits and healthy eating overtime. To obtain a healthy lean body can be quite challenging. Although genetics certainly play a role, one must consider the starting point and the everyday nutrition and physical activity habits of the individual, to better determine how much an individual can improve their health and physique in a specific measure of time.

The fact is most Type 2 diabetics are overweight. Some are very obese. These conditions are usually a product of several years of eating unhealthy foods and not taking part in adequate physical activity. It can be very difficult to imagine yourself with a lean body when all you have known for as long as you can remember, is how it feels to be overweight. It might seem like an alien concept to envisage yourself as someone with a lean physique. And, in these cases, it just might not be realistic to do so.

The truth is, for most Type 2 diabetics, a lean physique is an attainable goal. And with that comes improved health and quality of life. The risk of many diseases associated with Type 2 diabetes and being overweight will be decreased significantly.

For some, a slim midsection might not be a rational objective. However, you will be pleased to know you can still improve your health – even without having a lean body. You can still improve your diabetes condition. You can still improve your quality of life and add life to your years. You can be a ‘fat and fit’ diabetic.

It’s important to note though, the more weight you lose through healthy living, the better it is for you.

With that said, most significant to your health is not your weight – but your levels of physical activity. Simply by exercising, you are exposing your body to physical stress that will lead to a multitude of health benefits, such as…

  • improved blood sugar control,
  • decreased insulin resistance,
  • lower cholesterol levels,
  • lower blood pressure, and
  • improved cardiovascular health.

These are just some of the perks associated with physical activity. What’s more is these positive changes can start to occur literally overnight. By exercising several times a week consistently, you can see improvements in all these measures immediately, even if your weight suggests otherwise.

You can be a healthy diabetic, despite your weight. By all means, lose some weight if you can to improve your overall results.

However, if there is something you must do, it is to be fit regardless of your weight. There is absolutely no excuse for lack of fitness when health is concerned.

Source by Beverleigh H Piepers

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