Cure diabetes? As for Type 2, it’s a do it yourself proposition.

I was in a retail store the other day and noticed a poster on the counter: “Donate to cure diabetes.”  As I was paying for my purchase, the cashier asked me if I wanted to donate a $1 to cure diabetes.  Really???!!!  As a medical writer and health educator, I happen to know that when we talk about the diabetes crisis in our country and other developed countries, we are in fact talking about a self-inflicted condition, directly related to obesity and inactivity – type 2 diabetes. Our sedentary lifestyles and excessive consumption of junky, highly processed, high-calorie, low nutrition food are almost entirely to blame.

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Be vigorous for lower calorie intake!

Exercise helps to keep our metabolism up for several hours after we workout. The more vigorous the workout, the longer you burn the extra calories. A new study indicates yet another, surprising benefit of vigorous workouts ―consuming fewer calories!

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