Diabetes is ManageableWritten by Paul Sanford
Copyright 2005 Paul Sanford
It is estimated that over 18 million people over age of 20 in this country have diabetes . Persons over age of 45 and those considered obese according to Bio Mass Index are in elevated risk categories for this potentially fatal disease. Once diagnosed potential health conditions that may result are: partial to complete blindness, kidney disease, hypoglycemia and certain sexual and urological problems including erectile dysfunction in men. Despite all of these potential effects truth is very simple—diabetes is manageable!
Without question, a diabetes diagnosis does in fact mean that you will live with condition for rest of your life but it does not mean an end to your life. Far from it. There are millions of people living very full and complete lives despite condition’s very real potential to bring about serious consequences to one’s well-being. And don’t worry—a diabetes diagnosis does NOT mean that you need to worry about going in and out of doctor’s office every other day either! With proper self-discipline, a thorough understanding of disease and its effective treatment techniques, and especially with proper equipment—this is a VERY manageable condition!
6 Tips To Help With Your WorkoutWritten by Laura Hickey - http://www.laurahickey.com
In today’s world of rushing to our next appointment, doing more and often times super sizing our meals, it can feel like there’s no time or energy left to work out. We may at New Year put in our resolutions what we’re like to work on such as gaining a 6 pack or losing extra weight in other places. But by 2 or 3 weeks into New Year, we may have lost excitement and energy we once had when we were writing these goals down. But there are some easy ways to help yourself get back into keeping track of your work out.
Drink Water- Do you ever feel like you’d rather just sit on couch or lay in bed for hours after a hard day at work? Drinking more water, preferably when you’re not at work to avoid every 20 or so minute bathroom trips can help you look and feel better. Not to mention it flushes out toxins and leaves you having more energy.
A log- Keeping a log of how many squats, crunches and or pounds will help encourage yourself to move forward with your workout. You don’t need a fancy log book. A simple inexpensive notebook and pen or pencil will do trick.
Friends- If you tell your friends or work out with one, you’re more likely to keep sticking to your goal. Not to mention your friend could be your cheerleader when times are tough.
Reminders- Putting in one area such as your night stand isn’t enough. The saying of "Out of sight, out of mind" is very true. But if you leave little reminders around house, working out will constantly be in your mind thus preventing forgetting what your workout plan for that day is.