Increasing proportions of the global population are being diagnosed with diabetes. It is anticipated that by 2030, 10% of the adult population worldwide will be living with this condition. Lifestyle factors can impact on the development, management and progression of diabetes. Obesity and sedentary living are contributory factors to the increased volume of diabetes. Physical activity offers those living with diabetes the opportunities to keep well and attain potentially more stable blood glucose control reducing the level of medical intervention required and delaying or preventing some of the life-changing complications that can derive from a diabetes diagnosis. Exercise interventions are effective in preventing and treating type-II diabetes. However, maintaining regular exercise routines, especially home-based exercises may provide a key for sustaining the health benefits.
|Title of host publication||Sedentary lifestyle|
|Subtitle of host publication||predictive factors, health risks and physiological implications|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Apr 2016|
Cameron, A. J., & Alkhatib, A. (2016). Sedentariness and physical inactivity in diabetes: a case for home-based exercise prescription. In A. Alkhatib (Ed.), Sedentary lifestyle: predictive factors, health risks and physiological implications (pp. 37-54). Nova Science Publishers.