I’ve created workout programs and meal plans for a lot of people living with diabetes and it often comes as a surprise to them when I introduce meals around workouts. I will get questions like:
Our happiness is predetermined ~ 50% by genes. This leaves us with a huge opportunity to take action to smile, or want to smile, more often. Overall our brain is like a muscle, the more we influence happiness, the more likely or more easily it can be to attain. You see, happiness is part of a chemical process of neurons and dopamine receptors. If we don’t exercise doing things that enlighten our mood, those receptors can decrease with time and age.
I’m sitting here in Tropical Mauritius in 90-degree heat and sweating like it’s nobody’s business. We decided to head here for a short mini break to visit friends. When I imagined myself here I thought of romantic balmy nights and long swims on a deserted beach. So far it’s almost perfect. I say almost because of the two friends I take with me everywhere I go.
Type 1 diabetes and Menopause.
You’ve probably heard that resistance training is good for you, and you might even know that it can be especially beneficial for people living with diabetes. But most people don’t know why this is, or how to get started. So in this post, I’ll dive into the benefits of resistance training when it comes to diabetes, and give you some tips on how to successfully incorporate it into your life.
I know - it can be a minefield. Why is to so difficult to know the right food to eat when you’re diabetic and wanting to lose weight?
If you follow the medical dogma you are likely to be told to avoid fat and watch calories. This is despite the fact that a mountain of evidence show it doesn’t work at all. You’ve got a 5% chance of pulling that approach off - don’t do it!
One of the most common things you are likely to be told by EVERYONE is that moderation is the key.
I can’t believe it! We’ve made it through another year. By all accounts, 2016 wasn’t the best of times but in my opinion, it wasn’t the worst of times either. If any one of us looks back, we can find things to be grateful for. I think this is especially true for those of us living with diabetes. For me, 2016 was all about stepping out more into the DOC (diabetes online community) and exposing to my friends and family, more of what it's like to live day in and out with diabetes which includes blogging for you here at Diabetes Sisters over the next 6 months.
It’s a brand new year and time for a fresh start. Maybe you were telling yourself that this will be the year, you’ll lose the weight and get your sugars down and reduce your medications too.
You’ll show those doctors that are always talking about losing weight, you’re going to power through January…
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