“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body; it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” In this article on physical fitness Dr. Jaison Paulson, Holistic Lifestyle Management Guru at JFF (Jaison’s Fitness First) in Cochin- Kerala, India, shares and believes that fitness is the only way to lead a fulfilling and healthy life. Jaison is an international celebrity and fitness trainer to international celebrities. His clientele include royal families from the Middle East and West Asia, Hollywood actors, Indian actors and a host of others across five continents.
Day in and day out, I hear same line from different people. “I have been diagnosed with borderline diabetes, cholesterol or hypertension.” And, interestingly, most of them quote say: “My physician said there is no need to be worried now”! If I get a chance to share wisdom with this people, I ask them if you were standing at the border of Pakistan, what could you expect? The reply is the same: “I can be shot at any time.” So that shot can be your heart, kidney, liver or any body part. Similarly, if you are in the borderline for any lifestyle disease, you should expect the same. So what should we do? One must not stand in the border or drive towards the border. Inactivity and poor diet is the vehicle that drives one to border And, once you are at the border, you definitely will get shot. Prescribed pharmaceutical medicines may extend a few days as a guard, but the real guard for lifestyle diseases for the life is proper exercise and a balanced diet.
Most of us believe that diabetes is hereditary and are still unaware that proper exercise and diet can keep the diabetes at bay. Similarly, simple changes in your daily routine may help ward off Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a dangerous and challenging disease. It can lead to heart and kidney disease, blindness and many other health conditions. Until a cure is found, people with the disease have to watch what they eat, measure their blood sugar and take medication each day.
Millions of people have pre-diabetes, and are more at risk. Pre-diabetes is when blood glucose levels are above normal, but not high enough to be in the diabetic range. However, people with prediabetes have already a higher risk for heart disease and other complications. You are at an increased risk for Type 2 diabetes if you are overweight, do not exercise 3 times a week, have a heredity background, are older than 45, had gestational diabetes during pregnancy, have high blood pressure or cholesterol or a history of heart disease.
Pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes can be prevented. This does not require a complete overhaul of your lifestyle. Reducing your body weight by 5% to 10% – 5 kg to 10 kg – for someone who weighs 100 kg – can cut your diabetes risk to half. Weight loss can also delay the onset of diabetes. The key to arrest Type 2 diabetes is to reach a healthy BMI. The trick to long-lasting weight loss is a healthy diet and regular exercise. And, if your diet endorses alkaline combined with a bit of blood-type diet it is even better.
(Read the best part of it from the September Issue of Safety Messenger Magazine 2015)