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Let Your Wise
is the trend for passive activities: TV, computer, “hanging
out,” driving everywhere, reading magazines, etc. While these in
moderation aren’t necessarily harmful, it’s the lack of moving
our bodies that leads to the obesity fuelled by poor dietary
Many women these days get the most exercise shopping as they walk from one store to the next in the nearby mall! Our widening waistlines are a harbinger of our future health problems.
It’s clear that it’s up to us to act proactively to prevent diabetes from overtaking us-let’s look at some things we can do and changes we can make to begin our “non-diabetic” lifestyle:
Get Busy Getting Fit
As noted above, a good starting point is one of our favorite pastimes, eating. Yes, Virginia, it’s possible to “eat healthy” and get as much appetite satisfaction as when you downed a handful of fries before you wised up!
It’ll take more thought and care to be “diet conscious,” but it is actually entering a new world of choice; it’s learning what the positive and negatives are for everything that crosses your lips. As you increasingly focus on the elements of the food you eat, you’ll become familiar with calories, sugar content, vitamin content, preservatives and other chemical additives, starches, fillers, processing, FDA ratings, and more.
Food labels will become as much a “must-read” as the latest fashion magazine! As you gain food knowledge, the wisdom you’re exercising in making each meal a well-deserved gift to yourself (and your loved ones!) will lead to the next stage of “exercising” a wise lifestyle choice.
body you inhabit is a complex organic “machine” that, among
other things, was designed to move. If you don’t think so, park your
car for thirty years and see if it starts! Yet we do that and more (or
less) with our bodies, becoming TV junkies and couch spuds day after
day, “working out” with the remote or computer mouse.
The biggest hurdle for many of us can be just the concept of exercise; try to think of it as starting a movement program.
One popular strategy is using your own power to get places whenever possible; this means stairs instead of elevators, walking rather than car or taxi, fetching rather than asking, and so on.
Certainly a regimen of walking, jogging, or a gym is good, however, you’ll be gratified to see the additional “choice driven” movement opportunities available in even your typical busy woman’s day.
More Women’s Diabetes Suggestions
While the two health areas above are core considerations, additional measures can help us in managing diabetes risk:
Remember, today can very well be the first day of the rest of your life!
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