An appropriate exercise program done safely can be key to preventing type 2 diabetes for the 10 million Americans at high risk for the disease. Those at risk for type 2 diabetes could reduce the likelihood of developing the disease by 59 percent through 30 minutes of moderate daily exercise and by following a low-fat, low-carbohydrate diet.
Our physical therapists have the expertise and can play a vital role in helping to develop a safe exercise program. Overweight and obese individuals are at high risk for physical injury form an improper exercise regime. Range of motion, mobility and flexibility are often greatly reduced in people who are overweight or obese. An exercise program that addresses individual circumstances along with the weight loss/control concepts greatly enhances the opportunity for a success.
It is also important to recognize that overweight or obese individuals may have experienced past failures with exercise. The guidance from one of our caring physical therapist that understands the difficulties those individuals may be encountering, as well being available to monitor progress closely, and to advise with adjustments to the program and encourage perseverance can often spell the difference between success and failure.
Consult one of our physical therapist for an initial evaluation so they can tailor a safe and appropriate exercise plan to help reduce that risk.