During a recent presentation, I spoke about how a nutrient-rich diet, combined with physical activity can delay and/or prevent the onset of many chronic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and cardiac issues. In fact, in many cases, medications prescribed to treat such conditions can be alleviated with a commitment to a change in lifestyle. As a professional familiar with these facts, I decided that an improvement to my current regimen would not be a bad idea. Here is what I suggest, which helped me tremendously:
I am happy to report that I lost 2 pounds after my first week following the above tips! Admittedly, the first few days of the reduced food intake were tricky, but I stuck with it! I am glad I did, because as a person with Type 2 diabetes, I already see a positive change in my blood sugar readings.
February is traditionally American Heart Month, so it is the perfect time to think about our health. Not sure where to begin? The National Institute on Aging, which is part of the National Institutes of Health, can help you. This wonderful resource offers information such as nutrition education, tips on how to eat healthy and shop, food safety, and more! Take your first steps to a healthier lifestyle today!