Can anyone really help prevent chronic diseases such as diabetes, pre-diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure? (See below the Action of the Week section.)
Research gives us hope to believe prevention is possible.
Prevent: You can prevent the occurrence of those disease conditions that are caused mostly by lifestyle related factors such as Type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and cholesterol that are happening to adults and younger generations alike. Largely to blame are many of our own unfavorable lifestyle choices.
Those preventable conditions are caused mostly by one or more of these modifiable factors like overeating, physical inactivity, excess weight and body fat especially around the belly area, smoking, stress and excess alcohol intake.
If you have a non lifestyle related condition such as Type 1 Diabetes then when you make favorable lifestyle choices you can help prevent complications such as Neuropathy and heart disease.
Last week Food Network’s new program Titled “Fat Chef” featured a lady chef in her thirty’s who weighed 295 pounds. She admitted that she would constantly snack on fatty and sugary treats all day long. In addition to being overweight she has high blood pressure and pre-diabetes. “I feel trapped in my own body and I don’t want to die before I see my girls grow up. I must do something about it” she stated in an emotional tone in front a national audience.
After she was put on a meal plan and a rigorous exercise schedule, at the end of 15 weeks she had lost a total of 82 pounds. Her blood pressure and sugar have completely dropped to normal. She was elated as she learned her final progress results and vowed to stay the course.
The point is when you start making favorable lifestyle choices and stay with these changes then you can expect to help prevent deadly diseases.
Small Action of The Week:
Physical activity has incredible benefits for your health, it is free and has no side effects if done safely. Increase the amount of walking you do every day by 3. Achieve a minimum of 30 minutes, 5 days a week.
Remember: Small actions get you priceless health benefits!
About Pharmacist George Tohme:
George F. Tohme, pharmacist, is a graduate of the Univ. of Pittsburgh, PA in 1987 and currently practicing in Texas. He is certified in diabetes and cholesterol management, smoking cessation, nutrition guidance, and a certified personal trainer. He is a lifestyle makeover expert and conquered his own 17-year battle with obesity. He is the author of Lifestyle Makeover for Diabetics and Pre-Diabetics, Lifestyle Makeover for All Couch Potatoes, Lifestyle Makeover for All Tobacco Users, Lifestyle Makeover: Sex, Stress, and Alcohol and Lifestyle Makeover: Defeat High Cholesterol and Blood Pressure. Book descriptions and testimonials are available at www.LifestyleMakeoverEbook.com.
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