I Am a working professional and has a long hours sitting Job. My father has diabetes , BP and cholestrol and went through bypass surgery (with 90% heart blockage). Am an active individual who loves exercising and sometimes running. What measures I have to take to avoid Diabetes or any heart ailment . Should I go for any health checkup ??
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Hi, Since you have family history of diabetes and heart disease, you should go for a regular checkup, at least every 6 months. As you are sitting for long periods of time, try to move around during working hours, may be set up a timer of 30 mins for getting up from your seat and moving around. Also, try taking stairs instead of the elevator. And 1 hour of exercise daily which involves walking , jogging , aerobics , yoga ,etc.
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