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The Effects Exercise has on Blood Sugars

Exercise and blood sugars. Its an interesting relationship between the two, but I want to demystify the cause and effect that can lead to us shying away from getting our exercise in. I want to show you that it can actually be relatively consistent and predictable with proper planning, documentation, and consistency. While this is something that I coach on in depth through my diabetic health coaching program, this will be more of an overview so that we can keep it short.

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How Logging Data Can Help Improve Your Diabetes Control

One of the best ways that I’ve found helps me manage my diabetes is to make sure that I log everything from blood sugars, to insulin doses, to the food that I eat. It sounds painstaking, but trust me, it’s worth it.

Having data will help you make more informed decisions. And the more informed your decisions are, the better your control will be over your diabetes, thus, you’ll feel better (I hope)!

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[Dangers of Sedentary Behaviors]- 5 min read

Do you sit for hours upon hours a day? If you answered yes, you are not alone. In fact, you are part of a majority.  According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (2018), only about 21% of adults in the US are meeting physical activity guidelines. Now, I knew that having sedentary behavior was not good for you but, it turns out, it is more dangerous than I thought.

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[GRATITUDE IS HEALTHY] -- 3 min read

A lot of you reading this have heard the saying, “Gratitude is the best attitude.” This saying, while holds true, has more meaning than we realize. Most of us associate gratitude with saying “thank you” to someone who has helped us or given us a gift. From a scientific perspective, gratitude is not just an action. Gratitude is a positive emotion, which is important because it serves a purpose.

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Meditation has been around for centuries. Meditation basically like “exercise for your brain.” And while basic forms of meditation can be simple — for example, focusing on the sensations of your breath for a period of time — meditating is not always easy to actually do.  Sometimes, it is hard to clear your head and just “be,” but it is so worth it! Let’s take a look at what meditation is and why it is healthy.

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