Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Exercise The Cure For Diabetic Marathon Man

“An exercise-first lifestyle has helped a marathon runner live with diabetes without needing to take medication. Anil Gupta, 58, of Wellesley Road, Ilford, has taken part in 25 races, including in Brazil, India and Canada, since he was diagnosed with the condition 10 years ago. The optician, who takes weekly classes in aerobics, badminton, boxing, squash and running, believes his fitness first way of living has allowed him to avoid taking tablets. He said: ‘It's a personal choice that leaves me in control. I've always been active but diabetes opened my eyes to the importance of exercise and I'm grateful for that.’ Health experts say regular exercise helps body fat to be burned off naturally, which in turn keeps blood sugar levels at an acceptable level without the need for medication.”

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