Sunday, November 13, 2011

Diabetes - a Global Epidemic

WHO projects 
diabetes deaths will double between 2005 and 2030 

346 million people worldwide have diabetes.
Fact sheet: diabetes
More than 80% of people with diabetes live in low- and middle-income countries.
Health topic: diabetes

How can you avoid this happening to you?

1. exercise regularly
2. avoid fast food
3. eat lots of fruits and vegetables
4. get a good nights sleep everyday
5. avoid lots of sweets
6. eat food that has lots of fiber (click HERE for link to list)
7. avoid lots of cheese
8. avoid white rice - eat brown rice
9. eat a diet high in vegetables in fruits - low on meat

Little things make a difference:

1.  walk up the stairs instead of taking an elevator (esp if its only one or two floors!)
2.  when you work at a desk all day, get up every hour and walk a little
3.  go to sleep at a decent hour
4.  don't smoke!
5.  limit your alcohol intake
6.  try Yoga or Meditation (its great for your body)

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