Diabetes

Benefits of a Daily 30-Minute Walk [Updated: 8/19]

  We are often reminded to spend 30 minutes a day exercising and there is a good reason for that. By adding just 30 minutes of exercise into your daily routine, you can reduce stress, lower your risk of diabetes, improve your memory, and increase heart health. If you want a simple form of exercise, …

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How Do I Meet My Weight Loss Goals? [Updated 6/19]

Summer is here. Are you ready? Did you reach your weight loss goal?  If you haven’t, don’t beat yourself up. If you haven’t lost the weight you hoped to lose by the first day of summer, make the change today.  Are you ready for a change? Are you ready to take steps toward making that lifestyle change? Let’s face …

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How To Avoid Snack Temptation [Updated 6/19]

Are you guilty of giving in to temptation and buying snacks on an impulse? According to a report from the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a consumer advocacy group, 90% percent of food items in checkout lanes were junk foods. The candy, chips, and sugary drinks are intentionally placed right in front of your …

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How Does Sugar Affect My Health? [Updated: 5/19]

It’s important to understand the role sugar plays in your diet. Even if you’re not trying to lose weight it is important to understand how sugar affects your health. The World Health Organization recommends that for optimal health we should restrict our added sugar intake to 25 grams per day. But what exactly are added sugars? …

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Is Sleep Affecting My Weight Loss? [Updated 4/19]

  Ever wonder why your scale won’t budge? Is it your genes, your gender, or maybe your age? While there are many things that can affect your weight loss there is one thing a lot of people do not realize. Sleep is an important part of weight loss. It’s true! Lack of sleep can really …

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Am I Really Hungry? [Updated 4/19]

We’ve all been guilty of eating when we’re not really hungry. Have you ever grabbed a stack of cookies and downed them with a glass of milk but felt no satisfaction afterward? Or have you found yourself staring into space at work and all at once you just want something to eat? What you feel …

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Obesity Treatment – And Why It’s Important [Updated 10/18]

Obesity is one of the leading causes of heart disease, cancer, liver disease, osteoarthritis, and type 2 diabetes in the United States. Beyond the physical ailments, obesity can also bring on mental illness by causing you to develop a poor self-image, causing you to feel depressed, and making you feel tired from the second you wake up …

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Weight Loss Motivation [Updated 12/18]

Are you aware that dropping a few pounds may just do more for you than make you look and feel better? If looking better is not enough to motivate you to lose weight, being healthy should. “For some people, being overweight contributes to worsened asthma and allergies,” Dr. Michael Wald, MD (integrate medicine specialist in …

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Make Eating Healthy a Family Thing Part I

Most of the time at the Coffee Club we discuss how we, as older folk, can eat better and exercise more. But today Uncle Bud has a new subject for us.  As most of you already know we are all about him doing the reading and sharing with us what he learns. He got the …

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