Pre Diabetic

Written by Jeannie Crabtree C.Ac.

Did you know that you can be 'just a little bit diabetic'? The condition is technically called 'pre diabetes', and it is characterized by persistent high blood sugar levels. Left untreated, over 50% of those diagnosed with pre diabetes will develop Type 2 diabetes within ten years.

Pre diabetes is a serious condition, though its symptoms may be so subtle that you don't notice them affecting your life.

In March 2005,repparttar American Diabetic Association releasedrepparttar 147648 results ofrepparttar 147649 multi-year Diabetes Prevention Project. In a study that followed thousands of patients acrossrepparttar 147650 nation who had been diagnosed with pre diabetes,repparttar 147651 Diabetes Prevention Project found that patients who lost a 'moderate' amount of weight reduced their risk of developing full-blown diabetes by over 58%.

10 Powerful Tips To Stop Smoking

Written by Adam Eason

Powerful Hints to Stop Smoking

Whether you are using Nicotine Replacement Therapy, Hypnosis or just Cold Turkey, these strategies and hints for aiding you in stopping smoking are sure to assist. It is up to you to ensure that you do these things to really enhance what you are doing,repparttar more effort you put into these exercises,repparttar 147647 easier it is to stop smoking for good.

Powerful Hint 1.

Being a smoker is like cycling with stabilisers attached torepparttar 147648 wheels, you can find it hard to be balanced without smoking. Now, when you cycle freely again,repparttar 147649 natural balance returns.

When people smoke, more than half of what they breathe is fresh air - pulled throughrepparttar 147650 cigarette right down intorepparttar 147651 lungs. So if you feel any cravings you can instantly overcome them by taking three deeper breaths. Imagine breathing from that space just below your belly button. Whenever you do this you put more oxygen into your bloodstream. This means you can use deep breaths to changerepparttar 147652 way you feel instantly and give you power overrepparttar 147653 way you feel and help you let go of those old cravings and thus making it easier to stop smoking.

Powerful Hint 2

Next, think now of allrepparttar 147654 reasons you don't like smoking,repparttar 147655 reasons that it's bad andrepparttar 147656 reasons you want to stop smoking. Write downrepparttar 147657 key words on a piece of paper. For example, you experience breathlessness, it's dirty, filthy and your clothes smell, your friends and family are concerned and it's expensive, unsociable and so on. Then, onrepparttar 147658 other side ofrepparttar 147659 paper, write down allrepparttar 147660 reasons why you'll feel good when you've succeeded in stopping. You'll feel healthier, you’ll feel in control of your self, your senses are enhanced, your hair and clothes will smell fresher and so on. Whenever you need to, look at that piece of paper.

Powerful Hint 3

Next, we are going to programme your mind to feel disgusted by cigarettes. I want you recall 4 times when you thought to yourself "I've gotta quit", or that you felt disgusted about smoking. Maybe you just felt really unhealthy, or your doctor told you in a particular tone of voice 'You've got to quit' or somebody you know was badly affected by smoking. Take a moment now to come up with 4 different times that you felt that you have to quit or were disgusted by smoking.

Remember each of those times, one after another, as though they are happening now. I want you to keep going through those memories and make them as vivid as possible. The more vivid you make those memories,repparttar 147661 easier it will be to stop smoking. See what you saw, hear what you heard and feel how you felt. I want you to take a few minutes now to keep going through those memories again and again, overlap each memory withrepparttar 147662 next until you are totally and utterly disgusted by cigarettes.

Powerful Hint 4

Have a think to yourself aboutrepparttar 147663 consequences of you not stopping smoking now, if you just carry on and on. Imagine it, what will happen if you carry on smoking. What arerepparttar 147664 consequences? Imagine yourself in 6 months time, a years time, even 5 years time if you do not stop smoking now. Think of allrepparttar 147665 detrimental effects of not stopping right now and how a simple decision you make today can make such an impact on your future.

Next, imagine how much better is your life going to be when you stop smoking. Really imagine it's months from now and you successfully stopped. Smoking is a thing ofrepparttar 147666 past, something you used to do. Keep that feeling with you and imagine having it tomorrow, and forrepparttar 147667 rest of next week. In your mind, imagine stepping in to that non-smoking version of you and feel how it feels to be a non-smoker.

Powerful Hint 5

Also, your mind is very sensitive to associations, so it's very important that you have a clear out and remove all tobacco products from your environment. Move some ofrepparttar 147668 furniture in your house and at work. Smokers are accustomed to smoking in certain situations. So, for example, if you used to smoke onrepparttar 147669 telephone at work moverepparttar 147670 phone torepparttar 147671 other side ofrepparttar 147672 desk. Throw away ashtrays, old lighters and anything that you used to associate with smoking. Make your environment conducive to stopping smoking.

Powerful Hint 6

Smokers sometimes use their habit to give themselves little breaks duringrepparttar 147673 day. Taking a break is good for you, so carry on taking that time off - but do something different. Walk roundrepparttar 147674 block, have a cup of tea or drink of water, or do some ofrepparttar 147675 techniques on this programme. In fact, if possible drink a lot of fruit juice. When you stop smokingrepparttar 147676 body goes through a big change. The blood sugar levels tend to fall,repparttar 147677 digestion is slowed down and your body starts to ejectrepparttar 147678 tar and poisons that have accumulated. Fresh fruit juice contains fructose which restores your blood sugar levels, vitamin C which helps clear out impurities and high levels of water and fibre to keep your digestion going. Also try to eat fruit every day for at least two weeks after you have stopped.

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