Control Diabetes Risk With These 8 Tips

Did you know that diabetes causes more deaths than AIDS and breast cancer combined?  This disease is becoming ever more prevalent, between our processed high carbs foods and sedentary lifestyles. Fear not, there are easy measures we can all take to prevent this serious illness.  The bonus being... they are also great overall fitness tips to follow for good health.  And even more critical when heading into that time of year where platters full of fattening treats are lurking around every corner. (By the way, do you hate me for using that photo of cupcakes??  I know, how annoying.  And luscious.  Hey, per tips #1 & 7  - go for it!  Just wash it down with some water and fiber...) 8 Tips to Control Diabetes Risk Increase Fiber and Water - Eat more fiber and drink more water during the holiday season as this will keep you feeling full and lessen the chances that you’ll overeat on goodies! Set an Alarm - While at home or work, set an alarm clock to sound every 45 minutes … [Read more...]

Tips From My 6 Week Fitness Challenge

Because I'm tall, like to be active, genetically have a decent metabolism and don't insist on being model thin - I've never had to fret much about my weight.   For which I'm grateful, because the few times I've tried dieting I felt weak and nauseated all day, and failed miserably. Maybe it's that I've been sick with a respiratory bug since November, which leaves me drained and has reduced my exercise level to near zilch.  Or maybe it's that my age and body changes are finally catching up with me.  Probably both.  Whatever the case, I've definitely gained weight that's sticking around, this past few months.  And now that many of my clothes are becoming uncomfortably snug (sob!), I realized I had to do something. You do get to that point where you contemplate, "Am I done caring?  Should I just start purchasing the next size up, and embrace the new, squishier me?" Or should I fight? I'm going to fight. And I'm thrilled that my place of employment just decided to offer a "6 … [Read more...]