A daily log about my ongoing see-saw battle with with diabetes, with some tips that I hope will help you as well.
New study about diabetes
Hicks lost 40 pounds a few years ago. He stays in shape rollerblading five days
a week. He said, "Found myself winded and out of breath and said I am out
of shape time to start hitting it now and do something about it."
believes his lifestyle change kept his health from spiraling out of control.
"My motto is persistence and patience and you'll get there."
according to new research, 50 percent of adults have diabetes or pre-diabetes
due to diet and inactivity. The study was released by the Journal of the
American Medical Association. Endocrinologist Dr. William Kaye says now is the
time to take action. "We need to focus on stopping the pre-diabetics going
into the diabetes population."
of us spend several hours a day sitting at our desks and not moving and in
order to improve our health, experts say it's important to exercise, it's as
easy as lacing up your shoes and taking a stroll. Dr. Kaye said, "Even if
it's before work or after work or half an hour, four times a week, that's considered
to be an efficient exercise." He says limit eating junk foods. "The
sodas, the candy, the cakes. we live in an environment of abundance of bad
options." And watch your weight. "You don't have to become skinny to
get the effect of diet, all you have to do is lose five percent your body
weight or 10 percent depending on the degree of obesity."
most of all, Dr. Kaye says keep moving. A way of life Christian hopes to
continue. Christian said, "I see a lot of people trying to exercise out
here and getting back into shape, hopefully they will keep it up."