With Diabetes Month almost here my goal is to inspire and help people who have Type 2 diabetes and newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetics. LIFE can change. Educate yourself and learn what works for you to get your diabetes under control. Knowledge is Power! Below is my interview with the Diabetes Power Show! Listen to the interview and hopefully you can take away one small thing that can help in your path to better health.
October is national Walking Month!! October is National Walking Month — It’s a beautiful time of year. The temperatures are cooling down and the colors are absolutely beautiful!! Make the best of the month and walk all month long. This awesome campaign is to get you up and get you moving. Inspire others to do the same. Make walking a priority this month.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, physical activity such as walking can help:
- Reduce the risk of dying from coronary heart disease and of developing high blood pressure, colon cancer and diabetes.
- Reduce blood pressure in some people with hypertension.
- Control weight, develop lean muscle and reduce body fat.
- Maintain healthy bones, muscles and joints.
- Reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression and fosters improvements in mood and feelings of well-being.
So “Get Up and Get Moving” and feel great during Walktober and beyond!!
In the past four decades, obesity rates in the United States have soared among all age groups. This rise in obesity rates has affected our youth in alarming fashion. Childhood obesity has increased more than fourfold among those ages 6 to 11. One in 3 children in the United States is overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.
Whether your child is at risk of becoming overweight or currently at a healthy weight, you can take proactive measures to get or keep things on the right track.
Set a good example. Make sure you are getting the exercise you need and that you are eating healthy. Invite your child to go on a walk or bike ride and support exercise as a family
Have healthy food in your home. Kids eat what is offered and what is provided in the home. Make sure to have healthy food on hand for snacks and cook healthy meals for your family.
Click HERE ON KIDS EAT RIGHT and you will find ton’s of good tips to set up a healthy environment in your home.
Click here on my Diabetic Recipes Pinterest. You don’t have to be a Diabetic to use these. They are a great recourse for anyone who wants to cook healthier meals.