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9 Exercises To Age Proof Your Body – Diabetes and Sarcopenia

ShareTry these simple moves to beat age-related aches and pains and cut your risk of getting ill. Staying active as you age is the most important thing you can do for your health. Physical activity helps you fight back against chronic ‘age-related’ diseases such as diabetes, dementia, heart disease, stroke, arthritis and cancer. It’s also great for your mental health …

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Diabetic Avoid A Middle-Aged Barrel Belly!

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ShareA thicker waist is inevitable as we age, right? Not necessarily. Here’s how to help stop a barrel belly… It’s an infuriating milestone, the day you look down and notice a growing spare tyre, even though you haven’t been doing anything differently. Blame your Hormones. As their levels fall, so does your metabolism, meaning you burn less energy and store …

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Is Your Blood Pressure High?

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ShareHypertension has few symptoms until it has started to cause damage. Hypertension (HT) affects one in four adults and once we reach 75, over two-thirds of us. It’s diagnosed when your blood pressure is consistently 140/90 mmHg or higher (the figures reflect arterial pressure during/ between heartbeats and ideally should be around 120/80 mmHg). Sudden blood pressure rises can occur in …

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Diabetes Basics and a Certain Degree of Order

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Share Finding out you have diabetes can be scary. People with diabetes can live long healthy lives. Let’s go over some basics. This is diabetes made simple. When we eat, food travels to the stomach. Food is made up of three basic components. Carbohydrates, proteins and fats. During digestion, carbohydrates are broken down into sugar, otherwise known as glucose. Here’s …

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Three Most Dangerous Foods for Diabetics

Share Choosing the right foods when you are a diabetic is an ongoing struggle. You have to think about, “how will this affect my blood sugar levels; how much of this can I have and is this good for me?” – along with many other questions that come to mind when you are choosing what to eat. You are probably …

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