• 06Jun

    Men's Health Week

     

     

    It is Men’s Health Week 2018 from the 11th to 17th of June and this year the focus of the week will be on men and diabetes.

     

    Men are more likely to get diabetes, more likely to suffer complications, face amputation and are more likely to die from diabetes.

     

    I believe that more needs to be done to prevent this from happening.

     

     

    Unfortunately, it’s quite common that men still feel uncomfortable talking about issues regarding their health and we need to act now to change things.

     

     

    More people than ever have diabetes and you are more at risk than ever before of getting Type 2 diabetes if nothing changes at the current rate more than five million people will have diabetes in the UK by 2025.

     

     

    Here are 5 simple steps you can take to tackle diabetes and avoid becoming another statistic.

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    • 1. Reduce Belly Fat. It's a problem because belly fat lurks not just beneath the surface but also gets down deep and surrounds your vital organs. A large amount of belly fat can increase the body’s resistance to the hormone insulin. This can lead to type 2 diabetes
    • 2. Exercise regularly most days of the week as this helps manage weight, reduce blood glucose levels and may also improve blood pressure and cholesterol.
    • 3. Eat a balanced, healthy diet. Reduce the amount saturated and trans fats. Eat more fruit, vegetables and high-fibre foods. Cut back on salt and increase your water
    • 4. Limit takeaway and processed foods. Microwave and takeaway meals are usually high in salt, fat and kilojoules. It’s best to cook for yourself from scratch if possible
    • 5. Limit your alcohol intake. Too much alcohol can lead to weight gain and may increase your blood pressure and triglyceride levels. Men should have no more than two standard drinks a day and women should have no more than one.
     

    Men's Health Week 2018 runs from 11-17 June.