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Metabolic Syndrome (cont.)

Prevention

Prevention of metabolic syndrome in its entirety may not be possible in all cases, given the genetic contribution. However, there are ways to prevent worsening of the individual components.

Prevention methods include:

  • A consistent exercise routine: walking, bicycling, swimming, yoga, etc. Find an exercise buddy if you can't seem to be consistent with the routine.

  • Take a walk during your work break, even if it is just around the building.

  • Choose healthier foods and pass on the junk food.

  • Evaluate what you feed your children. Are they eating healthy as well? Childhood obesity is rising dramatically in the United States.

  • Urge children to go outside and play to get some exercise.

It all adds up. Preventing metabolic syndrome really means having a healthy sustainable lifestyle.

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