Following an appropriate exercise program and doing it safely can be key to preventing type 2 diabetes for the 10 million Americans at high risk for the disease, says the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
A landmark study conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) found that those at risk for type 2 diabetes could reduce the likelihood of developing the disease by 58 percent through 30 minutes of moderate daily exercise and by weight reduction, eating a low-fat, low-carbohydrate diet. The NIH study demonstrated that lifestyle interventions can actually prevent the disease.
"Overweight or obese individuals are at high risk for physical injury from an improper exercise regime," said Michael Mueller, PT, PhD, associate professor at Washington University School of Medicine and an APTA member. "Range of motion, mobility, and flexibility are often greatly reduced in people who are overweight or obese, thereby increasing their chances for serious injury."
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