Stay fit, eat healthy to manage Diabetes
Updated on 31 October 2016

What you must know about Diabetes: Whether you are trying to control or prevent diabetes, one of your key concerns should be maintaining a healthy weight. Your body weight affects your blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels. If you are over your recommended healthy weight, losing even 7%-10% of your total body weight will aid you in your fight against diabetes. If you tend to carry more fat around the abdomen then you are at an increased risk of developing diabetes, this is because the fat surrounding the organs in the abdomen and liver, are closely linked to insulin resistance. When embarking on a healthy diet and increasing your physical activity remember that there is no one formula that fits all so It is important that your diet and fitness regimes are prescribed by experts to suit your individual health demands.

Diet for Diabetes: Eating healthy doesn’t have to be difficult, just remember that whatever you eat affects your blood glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure and weight. This does not mean depriving yourself of the foods you love, it simply means eating smart, and in moderation. Prepare meals that are well balanced; that will boost your energy; and assist you in maintaining a healthy weight, you will soon find this enhances your mood. Keep your body in shape by consuming healthy nutritious meals that are abundant in healthy fats such as raw nuts, fish oil, olive oil and whole milk dairy. Indulge in fresh fruits and vegetables, the more colours on your plate the better the results. Whole grains, high-fibre cereals and legumes are a must, and take care of your protein intake with eggs, milk, cheese and unsweetened yogurt. Deep fried, packaged and fast foods are a definite no, and you should avoid white breads and sugary cereals.

Fitness regime for Diabetes: Exercising regularly not only helps in managing weight but also improves your insulin sensitivity. Any kind of exercise ranging from walking, brisk walking, running, cycling to Zumba, aerobics and resistance training are great for your health even if you are just starting out on your fitness journey. Complete 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise daily, any activity you can manage will count, so choose a regime that you like and that you are likely to stick with. Aerobic fitness and Strength Training are both important for optimal fitness and controlling your blood sugar. However, before beginning any fitness program, it is essential to consult a fitness expert who can structure a plan to best meet your needs.
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The show will be held on 26 December at Sofitel Dubai Downtown
The exhibition will be held till 30 October
The season will shine a light on the amazing creators from writers to artists
Season 28 of Global Village will run from 18 October 2023 to 28 April 2024
Multi-platinum selling global superstar Khalid, who was named one of Time’s Most Influential People of 2019, is all set to make his Dubai debut with an electrifying performance at Coca-Cola Arena on Friday, 27 October.
Last weekend of the month fun
Dubai-ites, get ready to party, sing and dance as the most anticipated musical event, UNTOLD Music Festival, is making its Middle East debut at Expo City Dubai from 15 to 18 February, 2024
The festival will run from 12 to 21 May around Dubai
The day to night concert will be held on 11 February at Zero Gravity Dubai
Time for some festive fun throughout December!
The five shows will be held from 5 to 7 May at the Coca-Cola Arena
Emaar has revealed that for this year's Emaar NYE 2024, you now have the option to buy a ticket for an exclusive viewing location, eliminating concerns about dealing with the crowd or the need to rush to secure your spot.
Amazing events to enjoy the weekend
Go from Fri-boo to Fri-yay!
Fun events to check out in Dubai!
Make your Dad feel his absolute best and show him how much you love and appreciate him!
The final run will be held on 26 March
Take a look at some of the different staycations you can try in Dubai and across the UAE.
The concert will be held on 4 February 2023 at Coca-Cola Arena
Time to have fun for the weekend
The show will feature live entertainment, aerialists and special effects and lighting
The first week of February fun!
Delight in a brilliant electronic dance music lineup of Don Diablo, Yellow Claw, Aly & Fila, VINAI, DubVision and DJ Pink Panda
Time for some weekend excitement!
The song will be played from 25 to 27 March at 8pm
Cinema Akil is hosting the global film festival, Il Cinema Ritrovato, for the first time in the Middle. The film festival will take place between 15 and 21 September and is in partnership with the Italian Cultural Institute Abu Dhabi.
Events to check out in Dubai this weekend
The Laughter Factory May lineup is sure to fill you with laughs
Exciting events happening this weekend!
Enjoy amazing dining options and live music sessions and performances!
Fun events to enjoy this weekend
Dubai-ites get ready to be spooked as Dubai Parks and Resorts is all set to turn into a haunted wonderland from 30 September for six chilling weeks.
The hub will run from 1 April to 21 September
The festival will be held from 9 to 11 December
A round up of some exciting things to do over the next 7 days starting from this weekend!
Dubai-ites get ready to party as the Winter Music Fest is all set to return for its second edition. After drawing an impressive crowd of over 12,000 fans last season, Winter Music Fest Season 2 is gearing up for a spectacular comeback in Dubai.
Three shows will be held at L'Alliance Française and at Skylight at Arjaan By Rotana
Activities to enjoy this weekend!
The concerts will be held at The Agenda, Media City
Michelin-starred restaurants to feature at the return of one of Dubai's favourite events
The shows will be held from September until November
Amazing events to make the weekend one to remember!
Exciting events to check out
From thrill seekers to theatre lovers, there is something for everyone this weekend!
The show is divided into three sections highlighting the work of each artist
Spend the weekend the right way!
Get ready for an exciting long weekend because Dubai has thrilling events, activities, concerts, musicals, and more to ensure you're thoroughly entertained.
Dubai stands in line with cities like Paris, Milan, London and New York, so you can never be bored of this city. There are a million of things to see, try, and taste!
The IWBF Wheelchair Basketball World Championships is running now until 20 June and is free to attend
Make this long weekend a fun one!
Make October a fun month with these exciting events!
Get ready for an amazing tour this July with Adam Bloom, Red Richardson and Michael Fabbri
The show will be held on Saturday, 13 May at Movenpick JBR Dubai
The show will run from 21 to 26 February 2023 at Dubai Opera
Time for endless weekend fun!
The electric concert will be held on 18 March at Coca-Cola Arena
Time for some laughs with the Laughter Factory!
The renowned American rapper and singer Denzel Curry will perform on 12 October at Bla Bla Dubai
The shows will be held on 6 and 7 May
Time for some weekend cheer!
Let the weekend fun begin!
Are you missing travelling and exploring new places? Even with us being confined to our homes, you can still keep discovering new places through complimentary virtual tours arranged by digital platform Google Arts and Culture.
So don your explorer hat and make the most of your weekend with Discover Dubai's comprehensive guide, filled with fantastic ideas and recommendations for the best things to do in this vibrant city.
Enjoy a funny show this month!
Do you love food and more food? Then this is for you. Etisalat Beach Canteen, part of Dubai Food Festival, is back for daily from 8pm onwards until 14 March. The food carnival is on Jumeriah Beach
The comedian will perform for one night only on 15 April at Coca-Cola Arena
Mums can now enjoy the ultimate relaxation with or without the children at the Hilton Dubai Jumeirah
UK comedian Michael McIntyre is making his way to Dubai for a one-night-only show on 13 January 2024 at Coca-Cola Arena
Make this Eid Al Adha break a blast with amazing events
UNTOLD Dubai, the four-day festival will be held in February 2024 at Expo City Dubai
Time to kick back and enjoy the weekend
Brilliant events to check out this weekend
Activities to make the weekend worthwhile!
Make the most of the weekend!
Fun events for the weekend!
Enjoy a great hub for all things gaming and comics in one place
Get ready for three amazing days of deliciousness and entertainment!
Enjoy the matches while the kids stay entertained!
Your little ones will thank you.
Get ready for a magnificent display!
The dates for Dubai's iconic Madinat Jumeirah festive market are finally out. The market will make a comeback from 15 December to 7 January 2024. Located on Madinat Jumeirah Fort Island, the festive market will be spread across 1,750 sqm.
The event will be held on 24 November
Exciting events to definitely check out this week!
The 8th edition of the Custom Show Emirates will run from 10 to 13 March at Expo City Dubai
The concert will be held at the Coca Cola Arena on 28 October
Make this weekend a fun one!
A sachet of lettuce seeds are included with each Happy Meal
Top things to do in Jumeirah 1,2,3, Beach Road, Al Wasl Road, Umm Suqeim, Al Sufouh, Palm Jumeirah
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