November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and November 14 is World Diabetes Day. Diabetes is one of the largest growing health concerns in America – it’s one of the most common diseases in the country and one of the leading causes of death in the United States.
The #1 diabetes prevention tip is to get more physical activity. National health and fitness groups and government departments recommend being moderately active – getting at least 150 minutes of physical activity each week – to reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes.
Changing your lifestyle can be a big step toward diabetes prevention. Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes, and prevention is a big deal. Making a few simple changes in your lifestyle, like becoming more physically active, can help you avoid the serious health complications of diabetes.
Few things provide as many health benefits as regular physical activity – that’s why Motiv Ring has made Active Minutes the core tenet of our app. So go earn some Active Minutes! Take a walk, go for a jog – just make sure you get your heart rate up for ten or more minutes for proven health benefits, like reducing your risk for Type 2 diabetes.
For more information on what you can do to prevent type 2 diabetes, visit the American Diabetes Association (ADA) website at Diabetes.org. ADA’s mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.