Health Risks of a Sedentary Lifestyle

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The Millennial Generation spends a major chunk of their day sitting in front of screens. There is hardly any movement throughout the day. Inevitably, they  become victims of ‘The Sitting Disease’. This is not to be taken lightly. It is reported that approximately 2 million deaths per year are due to physical inactivity. WHO has issued a warning that a sedentary lifestyle could very well be among the 10 leading causes of death and disability in the world. Thus, it is crucial to be aware of the health risks posed by a Sedentary Lifestyle. Being aware of the risks would help us realize the seriousness of the lifestyle disorders it exposes us to and thereby make us take action to prevent them.

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A rise of type 2 diabetes in teens and children

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Diabetes has become a household term, and not only adults but children and teens can also be affected by diabetes. Fifteen to twenty years backreports of diabetes in kids were scarce and the diabetes diagnosed used be type 1. But now the rate of growth of the type 2 diabetes in children and in teenagers is becoming alarming. With the lifestyle becoming more and more sedentary each day, and the food options filled with sugar and fats, it is a sad state to see young people depending on medication for an entire lifetime to stay healthy. Diabetes blood test confirms the existence of this disease, and the affected people are not mature enough to understand this.

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Tips for treating tingling and numbness in hands and feet due to diabetes

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Paresthesia, this term would be entirely new to you. But you would have known it by the complications. The pin and needles experience of a diabetic is what this term denotes. This can be a spoiler for anything. You would not be able to sit, stand or sleep.  If you feel that living with the discomfort of paresthesia is the only way out then this is a misconception. Moreover, if you think that there are no ways out to get rid of the pain, then one of the approaches with which you can tackle it is by keeping your diabetes well controlled.

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How is diabetes diagnosed?

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Diabetes is to blame for various other health complications that include heart and kidney problems. Often, people with type 2 diabetes never know it, and in case of type 1 diabetes, one may not be aware of its existence until it becomes worse. This makes it indispensable to go for diabetes test at regular intervals to stay safe and healthy. A series of medical tests are prescribed by doctors to diagnose diabetes.

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Gestational Diabetes – My Tryst with the Beast

Supriya Nair

Manager & Sr. Research Officer Knowledge Management, R&D , Mumbai 

The summer of 2006 was a turning point in my life. I was 25 weeks pregnant, anxious yet happily looking forward to the arrival of the bundle of newbie in our life. All zealous and health conscious at the same time, I was going through the dietary regime and regular health checkups suggested by my gynaecologist. However, one noon, an event made my blood run cold. I was running an errand when I broke out in cold sweat and fell unconscious on the footpath outside a grocery store.

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