Author Note This research is being submitted on June 9, 2013, for LeeAnn Wisnowski NU205/HUN2202 Human Nutrition in Nursing course.
Diabetes Type 2 Type 2 Diabetes is a growing worldwide epidemic; there are approximately 366 million people worldwide who have diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes (American Diabetes Association, 2013). Experts estimate that by 2030, 552 million people worldwide will be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity, 2013).
Type 2 diabetes is a form of diabetes that is insulin resistant and it often results from excess body weight and physical inactivity. …show more content…
Strength training helps build extra muscle which provides the body with a larger storage area for glucose. These two factors increased muscle and helps improve the body’s glucose processing which is a crucial factor in preventing and managing type 2 diabetes (Rogers, 2007).
The third physical activity is flexibility exercises. These exercises have a significant role in the regulation of blood glucose, as it helps improve insulin action, metabolism of proteins and fats, which helps assist in the prevention of diabetes (Polikandrioti & Dokoutsidou, 2009).
Physical activity plays an important role in the prevention of type 2 diabetes. It is said that more than 80% of adults do not meet the guidelines for both aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities, and more than 80% of adolescents do not do enough aerobic physical activity to meet the guidelines for youth (President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition, 2013). It is critical to incorporate physical activity on a daily basis to help with this growing epidemic of type 2 diabetes.
Overweight and obesity are driving the global diabetes epidemic (HU F. B., 2011). Weight loss is extremely important in preventing type 2 diabetes, as it can cause high blood pressure, unhealthy cholesterol, and high blood glucose. Losing weight can help prevent and manage these conditions. First way to lose weight is to