By Kimberly Lovelady, MPH, MSW
If you are like most people, you may be unaware that years of on-the-go meals, easy access to junk food, and excessive stress have transformed your body into a “chronic disease factory.”
But do not despair – you’re not alone! There’s a war inside every one of us, and this is something to take very seriously. Your pay-off is a healthier, happier and longer life — so let’s dive into the path toward healthy solutions, shall we?
Statistically, 1 in 3 U.S. adults have prediabetes according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Most (nearly 90 percent) don’t know it. Having prediabetes means your blood glucose (sugar) level is higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.
Let’s be honest, your blood glucose is more than just a number. Having elevated blood glucose is one of the many risk factors for Type 2 diabetes which can lead to heart attacks and stroke.
And even a few extra inches around your belly may signify a build-up of fat and plaque in your precious arteries.
Recent research from the Archives of Internal Medicine revealed that the larger your waist — regardless of your actual weight — the greater your risk of dying from:
– Lung disease
– Heart disease
Duke Cancer Institute Study
There’s more: A new study from the Duke Cancer Institute found a connection between blood cholesterol and an increase in the growth of breast cancer cells. This may explain why women with large waistlines have a 33% higher risk of breast cancer than women with average to small sized waistlines.
Now, here is where these issues get super Real: If you have prediabetes and don’t lose weight or increase your physical activity, you could develop Type 2 diabetes within five years.
So what are you supposed to do?
Your future is in your hands.
Right now you’re standing at a crossroads.
You have choices.
You have power.
Your health and happiness is up to you.
Path A: Is a continuation of the path you’re on. Your stressful life gets more stressful. That lack of identity and focus you’re feeling right now becomes your new ‘normal.’ You move forward every day, through your day, but it feels like things are happening to you instead of for you. Your prediabetes becomes full blown Diabetes…#NOTHANKS.
OR, Path B: You decide today, RIGHT THIS MINUTE, to veer off your current course. You decide to take control of your health. You decide to reconnect with yourself and start doing the things you love. You decide to take this one life and one body that you have and make them the BEST they’ve ever been.
Change Your Lifestyle. Change Your Life.
Fortunately, you don’t have to wait for a magic pill to improve your blood glucose. High blood glucose is a preventable condition. And the foods that help you keep your glucose under control are natural weight-loss powerhouses.
The new Change Your Lifestyle. Change Your Life class designed to lower glucose can help you attack the root causes of those extra pounds and inches, increase your physical activity and reduce your risk of Type 2 Diabetes, heart attack, stroke and cancer in 4 months.
Within 30 days, you could stop struggling with belly fat, extra pounds and sugar cravings and start living a healthier life without guilt and deprivation.
No expensive drugs, no nasty side effects, and no boring foods!
And where do balloons fit into all of this? I just like balloons! They make me smile, which helps reduce stress by the way. What’s the ‘balloon’ in your life that can help increase positive thinking and motivate you along the journey to healthier living?
If you are ready to Change Your Lifestyle. Change Your Life, contact us at www.getdolive.com or call 731.203.0708.
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