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Wellness Works!

DIABETES DEFENSE

WANT to SLASH YOUR RISK?
EYES — diabetes can cause blurry vision, spots, or other symptoms and can lead to blindness;
BRAIN — people with diabetes or prediabetes are more likely to be diagnosed with dementia;
HEART/BRAIN — risk of heart attack or stroke is 2-4 times higher in people with diabetes;
NERVES — nerve damage that can cause burning, tingling, and pain in the feet /hands affect six out of ten people with diabetes.
KIDNEYS — diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure
FEET — diabetes causes about sixty percent of foot and leg amputations that are not caused by accidents.

A healthy diet and exercise can SLASH risk of DIABETES in HALF!!!! It is time to GET the WALK ON!!!!

 

Nutritional Facts

Reading Food Labels Is a Healthy Habit On every FDA approved product - box or package there is a NUTRITION FACTS LABEL.

Nutrition FACTS labels provide information about the nutritional content of a particular food product. By reading these labels, you can make choices about what you eat. And what you should not eat!!!

Nutrition FACTs provide you with number of servings per container. Usually in cups or grams. Amount of serving based on Calories. Percentage of daily value - tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet such as total fat, Cholesterol, sodium, total carbohydrate, protein, and Vitamin/Minerals.

2000 calories/day is typically used for general nutrition advice. Calories measure how much energy you get from a serving of a particular food. Consuming too many calories each day may cause overweight or obesity.

Cholesterol and Sodium consumption should be minimized. Adults and youth (ages 14 and older} should limit their sodium to less than 2,300 mg per day. Check the label on those chips, on hot sauce.

 

Here are Some Salt FACTS

Eating too much sodium (SALT) can lead to increased blood pressure, which can rise your risk for heart attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular conditions, including kidney disease.

Reducing sodium (SALT) can help to lower these risks. To help protect your health, make a commitment:

  • Try to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables;
  • Check nutrition labels on package foods;
  • Eat at home more and prepare more meals from scratch;
  • Ask restaurants not to add salt to your meal;
  • Check the sodium (SALT) content in hot sauce, pickles, tomatoes, raw meat, soups, pizza;
  • Retrain your taste buds - over time the less salt you eat, the less you want.

 

 

Memory Health

The following facts about brain health are being taken from research in Boost Your Brain & Memory, program developed by Institute of Aging:

Get a move on! Regular physical activity can prevent or delay signs of dementia. People who have a genetic predisposition to Alzheimer’s Disease may be helped the most by physical activity.

Ooohhhmm! Meditation increases gray matter in areas of the brain associated with short-and long-term memory and complex cognitive processes.

Seek the Spiritual! In people with Alzheimer’s Disease, those who practiced religion or spirituality are associated with slower rates of cognitive decline.

1,2,3, Relax! Stress is bad for the brain and the body. Learn to counter it by activating your relaxa-tion state. Example sit quietly and focus on slowing your breathing.

Work your Body! Then Work your Brain! People perform better on tests from memory when they take them after period of physical exertion.

To Err is Human… Forgiveness is good for the brain. Letting go of grudges and anger can reduce stress and depression and increase feelings of well-being—all brain health benefits!

 


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Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.

- Matthew 9:38 (niv)