Diabetes Prevention Strategies
Insights on Activity and Eating
Regular activity is important to living a healthy, happy life. It’s easy to fall into the habit of not being active when you’re busy with work or other commitments, but this can lead to health problems and unhappiness in all areas of your life in the long-term. There are many benefits that come from regular physical activity such as increased energy levels, improved mental clarity and decreased risk for illness. Learn how to donate test strips and help others as well!
Aside from making wise decisions about food choices (healthy vs unhealthy), it’s crucial that people find time daily for some form of exercise so they reap those benefits on an ongoing basis over their lifetime rather than just waiting until there’s no choice left – like after developing diabetes or high blood pressure – before taking steps to get healthier.
In order to be successful at making a lifestyle change, it’s important that you identify what your motivation is for wanting to be more active and then take small steps in the direction of those desires. For example, if exercise makes you happy but going outside scares you because people might see how unfit you are, try slowly increasing your activity indoors or choose an outdoor location where there aren’t many people around so it feels safer. Another option would be choosing activities like gardening or walking the dog with friends so socializing isn’t such a daunting task when trying something new.