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Obesity leads to ⠀⠀
-Systemic inflammation⠀⠀
-Insulin Resistance⠀⠀
-Disturbances in the secretion and function of adipokines⠀⠀
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Not only does it create the aforementioned issues, but it puts you at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes (when your body struggles to utilize glucose and produce insulin, and/or it’s inability to act in response to insulin production). Did you know that 90% of all diabetes cases are type 2? Did you also know that this is potentially avoidable with lifestyle modifications?⠀⠀
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Risk factors for developing diabetes include:⠀⠀
-Certain Medication⠀⠀
-Race⠀⠀
-Hypertension⠀⠀
-Stress⠀⠀
-Age⠀⠀
-Pregnancy⠀⠀
-Family history (genetics) ⠀⠀
-High Cholesterol⠀⠀
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For every 500 kcal of energy expenditure per week that comes from exercise, the risk for type 2 diabetes is reduced by 6%.⠀⠀
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Exercise also helps increase ones insulin sensitivity by improving carbohydrate metabolism and glucose tolerance from enhanced cellular uptake.⠀

I challenge you to stop looking at obesity as someone who is “fat” and needs to lose weight to be “skinny” because that’s NOT the issue. The issue is HEALTH.⠀⠀

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