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Start Healthy Habits & Get Active This Holiday Season

November is National Diabetes Month. One in ten Americans have diabetes — that’s more than 29 million people. Another 86 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. The good news is that Type 2 diabetes can be managed and even prevented by adopting a healthy lifestyle.

Nutrition is a key factor in preventing diabetes and easy choices like getting plenty of fiber and choosing whole grains can make a big difference in your overall health. Physical activity can help you control your blood glucose, weight, and blood pressure, as well as raise your “good” cholesterol and lower your “bad” cholesterol.

The holidays are a time of indulgence and busy schedules, but you don’t have to wait until the New Year to begin your journey to a healthier you. There are many easy and fun ways to get active this holiday season:

  • Start a New Holiday Tradition – Participate in a local holiday run or walk.
  • Go Outside – Start a game of pick-up football, soccer, basketball or play other games in the yard
  • Make it a Family Affair – Go for a walk with your loved ones after eating a big holiday meal

If you are beginning your journey to an active lifestyle, you can start with a little exercise each day and work your way up as your strength increases. It is important to talk with your doctor or physical therapist about an exercise plan that is best for you to prevent injury.

 

Written By Dustin Blevins, PT, DPT, CSCS, Clinic Director, SPT- Kirkland

Categories: Wellness
Tagged In: Active, Diabetes, Healthy, Healthy Habits
Posted on November 18, 2016

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Start Healthy Habits & Get Active This Holiday Season

November is National Diabetes Month. One in ten Americans have diabetes — that’s more than 29 million people. Another 86 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. The good news is that Type 2 diabetes can be managed and even prevented by adopting a healthy lifestyle.

Nutrition is a key factor in preventing diabetes and easy choices like getting plenty of fiber and choosing whole grains can make a big difference in your overall health. Physical activity can help you control your blood glucose, weight, and blood pressure, as well as raise your “good” cholesterol and lower your “bad” cholesterol.

The holidays are a time of indulgence and busy schedules, but you don’t have to wait until the New Year to begin your journey to a healthier you. There are many easy and fun ways to get active this holiday season:

  • Start a New Holiday Tradition – Participate in a local holiday run or walk.
  • Go Outside – Start a game of pick-up football, soccer, basketball or play other games in the yard
  • Make it a Family Affair – Go for a walk with your loved ones after eating a big holiday meal

If you are beginning your journey to an active lifestyle, you can start with a little exercise each day and work your way up as your strength increases. It is important to talk with your doctor or physical therapist about an exercise plan that is best for you to prevent injury.

 

Written By Dustin Blevins, PT, DPT, CSCS, Clinic Director, SPT- Kirkland

Categories: Wellness
Tagged In: Active, Diabetes, Healthy, Healthy Habits
Posted on November 18, 2016

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