• Exercise – Exercise has various benefits such as preventing weight gain, controlling blood sugar levels, and other conditions. A minimum of 30 minutes of physical activity on a daily basis is highly beneficial.
  • Eat healthy – A diet rich in whole grains, fruits, and vegetables is very good for the body. Intake of fibrous food makes you feel fuller for a longer period and prevent any cravings. Avoid processed and refined food as much as possible.
  • Limit alcohol intake and quit smoking – Too much alcohol intake can cause weight gain and can also raise blood pressure and triglyceride levels. Men should limit alcoholic drinks to two per day and women to one per day. Smokers have double the odds of developing diabetes compared to non-smokers. Therefore, quitting smoking is a good idea.
  • Understand your risk factors – Understanding your risk factors can help you take the appropriate preventive measures at the earliest and avoid complications.