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Anyone can be at risk for diabetes. And today, in this video, we will show you how to protect yourself with simple yoga postures. Regular yoga practice can help reduce the severity of diabetes. The yoga twist poses help stimulate the abdominal organs. The tightening and releasing action of these yoga asanas improves the flow of blood to the organs and increases the ability to produce insulin.
Diabetes – Recognition and Prevention
The most common types of diabetes mellitus are type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Diabetes mellitus affects the body's ability to metabolize sugar, using the hormone insulin. Insulin helps cells use the simple sugar glucose that is needed for repair, growth and energy.
In type 1 diabetes, the body produces little or no insulin, so people with this type of diabetes will need to receive lifelong insulin therapy. Where, as in the case of type 2 diabetes, the body produces a lot of insulin but the cells can not use it.
In any case, the body does not properly process the sugar. Excess sugar can damage large and small blood cells in your body. It can also damage organs, the most vulnerable being: eyes, heart, feet and kidneys.
Symptoms commonly associated with diabetes:
Urinate frequently: your body tries to get rid of more fluid to balance the urine, which otherwise has too much glucose.
Excessive thirst: your body informs you that you need to replace the fluid that is being lost by excessive urination.
Excessive hunger: when the cells of your body do not receive glucose, your body interprets that you feel hungry.
Wounds that do not heal: the circulation of blood is altered and can no longer deliver the materials that your body needs to repair wounds, especially in the lower extremities.
Rapid weight loss: the body's cells can no longer use glucose for energy and, therefore, your body draws on fat reserves, resulting in weight loss.
Dizziness / vertigo: You will experience dizziness because your cells do not have enough sugar, because you are dehydrated, because your blood pressure has been altered or due to nerve damage.
Prevention of diabetes:
The sedentary lifestyle is the biggest enemy and, therefore, physical activity is critical. Include at least 30 minutes of physical activity in your schedule that will make you breathe faster and increase your heart rate. If you drink alcohol, consume it in moderation.
Reducing stress and getting enough sleep will go a long way, but only if it is complemented by increased physical activity and altered eating habits. Many people feel that regular meal times can help prevent diabetes. Pay attention to what you eat. Take small and frequent meals. Add less sugar to tea and coffee. Here are some additional tips you can use while cooking: Include more vegetables in your diet. Switch from white to brown rice, which has more fiber. Cook with olive oil, sunflower or gingili, which contain healthy fats. Use non-stick pans, thus reducing oil consumption. The lifestyle changes recommended here will not only help prevent diabetes, but will keep you healthier and give you more energy in general!
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