Lifestyle changes can reduce the burden of diabetes and enhance health outcomes. The LIFT Diabetes Community-based LIFT Lifestyle Intervention is presented in this paper. The emphasis of the program is on moderate intensity exercise. Participants will experience better control of their glycemic blood sugar and lower CVD risk.
LIFT Diabetes A community-based variant of the lifestyle program offered by Look AHEAD offers an example.
The LIFT Diabetes program focuses on non-supervised moderate intensity exercise. The participants set their own fitness goals, and progress towards the goal of achieving 180 minutes per week of non-occupational exercise over the initial six months. It is achieved by working out for ten mins plus. The participants can customize their exercise routines for their specific needs, capabilities as well as preferences and security issues.
This program focuses on moderate or unsupervised exercise
The latest study estimates that physical inactivity is a major risk factor for the type 2 form of diabetes and all-cause death among people suffering from diabetes. Based on population attribution factors and the prevalence of physical inactivity, it affects about one-in-five of these elderly people, and is the main risk factor in the development of Type 2 diabetes and all-cause death. Also, the study indicates that diabetics who do not exercise are more likely to suffer from poor results in terms of health than those that exercise regularly.
It enhances the control of glycemic levels
Current literature indicates that lifestyle choices can boost the control of glycemic levels for people who are older. However, older adults may be affected by more complex elements. This article summarizes current information concerning the management of diabetes among older adults and outlines the things to look at. The link between lifestyle choices and HbA1c levels is also looked at.
It lowers CVD risk
According to the latest World Health Organization study, modifications to your lifestyle can lower the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) when you are older and suffering from diabetes. Yet, despite all the positive effects of changing your lifestyle, the results of this study aren’t conclusive. The impact of changes in lifestyle on women were more subtle. Exercise and a balanced diet had positive effects. But, the outcomes are still encouraging. The intervention of a lifestyle is a possibility to reduce CVD risk.
This improves your quality of daily
A study that examined the effects of a lifestyle intervention on the well-being of the elderly who suffer from diabetes and prehypertension discovered that most of the participants responded positively. The participants improved their levels of physical activity and modified their diet habits. To determine the efficacy of the programme, the study utilized focus-group discussions as well as in-depth interviews. The majority of participants improved their fitness and diet however, some did not. It was because of old traditions and beliefs that have been passed on across generations.
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