We are witnessing sharp growth in the prevalence of modern epidemics such as obesity, hypertension, and diabetes, just to name a few. Obviously, these epidemics can be correlated to the modern and fast paced lifestyles.
If you have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you are probably aware of the serious health risks that come with improperly managing blood sugar levels. High amounts of sugar in the blood wreak all sorts of havoc, from constricting arteries to kidney damage. The good news is, diabetes is a condition where proper self-care,and healthy lifestyle choices, form the cornerstone of treatment, meaning you have a great deal of control over the condition.
Volunteering is an important part of my life. I started volunteering at a young age. My first gig was with the San Antonio Whitte Museum as junior chaperone for the Night with Egyptian Mummies sleepover. Since then I’ve broaden my scope of volunteer activities to include animal shelters, camp for mentally challenged children and hospitals.
A mouth full of fudgy frosting on your birthday, a fork full of toasty pecan pie at Thanksgiving, a cold bowl full of cookies ‘n cream on a hot August afternoon: These time-honored treats are among life’s sweetest pleasures, meant to be savored and enjoyed.
Diabetes and hyper-insulinemia as predictors of colorectal cancer risk in a prospective cohort of women:
Women with diabetes are 1.5 times more likely to develop colorectal cancer than those who did not have metabolic disorders, according to researchers at the University of Minnesota. The findings, they say, add to the complex body of evidence linking diet and colorectal cancer and also provide new evidence that furthers our understanding of the role of insulin in the promotion of cancer.
While very few readers will proclaim to be experts in medicine, most of us do know at least a touch about diabetes. We know that it's a condition which prevents the effective production of insulin, which ultimately tampers with the body's blood sugar levels. Unfortunately, at least for the majority of us, this is the pinnacle of our knowledge.
I attended a fitness convention about a year ago, and my favorite seminar was given by a Physician that stated, "It is better to be fit and fat than skinny and unfit." As a Fitness Professional, it can be difficult to take "body type" out o