Keeping diabetes at bay

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In our everyday life, we consume sugars of various forms, most of which are stealthily packed. Once consumed, our body rallies to break these sugars down, and insulin, a hormone secreted by the pancreas, regulates the amount of sugar in the bloodstream. Diabetes is a disease that occurs when there is excessive sugar in the bloodstream or when enough insulin is not produced by the body. 

Diabetes is a serious condition which does not usually display warning markers easily. Getting a routine examination done, and building an active, healthy lifestyle could combat the intensity of diabetes and promote wellness. This World Diabetes Day, we’ve put together some tips on avoiding and managing diabetes, in order to live your best, fulfilling life. 

#1 Watch those portions

Nutrition is a key factor in restoring your health, and boosting your overall well-being. Watching what and how much you eat could make or break you. Including whole foods from different food groups as part of your meal plan, along with some of your favourite foods in limited quantities, can contribute to feeling satiated while compensating your body with the nutrition it needs. Choosing foods with a low glycemic index such as yams, seafood, eggs, and including fibers and leafy greens, along with adequate proteins and healthy fats promotes natural weight loss, while adjusting the body’s blood glucose level to bring it under control.

#2 Reinvigorate with exercise

Gym at Trellis, Vadapalani

Regular exercise has several cardiovascular benefits, and works to improve insulin sensitivity. It also improves muscle engagement, and converts the glucose into energy more effectively, while losing the extra weight that the body is carrying around. A slimmer waist would lead to significantly lower health risks and red flags, and thereby lower chances of cardiometabolic diseases. Several flats in Chennai have sport infrastructure and amenities for their residents. Swimming, jogging, brisk walking, hiking, playing a low-impact sport, and strength training are all great forms of exercise to keep diabetes at bay. 

#3 Get together

Diabetes and mental stress have always been correlated and several new studies have emerged, discovering the link between diabetes and emotional intelligence. Clubhouses and gyms in the apartment complexes are a great way to meet people and bond with the community you live in, thus reducing stress levels and improving one’s overall mental peace. 

Appaswamy’s apartments in Chennai recognise the importance of these community meet-ups and recreational activities, and dedicate large communal spaces to develop a healthy ecosystem. Walking tracks, outdoor sport areas such as tennis, squash, and basketball courts, swimming pools and wellness centres that house yoga and Zumba classes ensures that the body and the mind are refreshed in a comfortable and safe environment. Appaswamy doesn’t just build houses, it forges communities.

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