Make a Healthy Lifestyle Part of Your Plans!
PREDIABETES AND TYPE 2 DIABETES DOES NOT HAVE TO BE YOUR DESTINY!
Making lifestyle changes that include selecting healthier food options and adding physical activity to your weekly routine can drastically reduce your risks of developing type 2 diabetes.
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Simple Healthy Eating Tips!
This Summer, Make Health a Family Focus
Prepare healthier food for barbeques and picnics.
It’s not summer without family barbeques and cookouts! Offer to bring healthier options such as fruits, vegetables, and low-sugar and low-calorie beverages.
Check out farmers’ markets and make trips to “pick-your-own” farms and orchards.
Kids may be more likely to try new foods they pick themselves. Plus, the whole family can get in more activity.
Start a conversation about prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.
It’s not always easy to bring up a topic like prediabetes, but it sure is important – 9 out of 10 people with prediabetes don’t even know they have it. Encourage your family members to find out if they might have prediabetes by taking a one-minute risk test.
Get the family moving.
Gather the family for a game of soccer, basketball, softball, or kickball. Or just go for a good, brisk family walk. If your family goes on vacation, incorporate opportunities to walk to, around, or between sites.
Get Your Friends and Family to Adopt a Healthy Lifestyle This Summer. Use these materials to help spread the word.