To get straight to the point - diabetes sucks, and it's something we should all keep in mind because it's not just a blood sugar thing– it's a precursor to a whole bunch of other major diseases and problems. I have 3 simple steps for you.
As you know, diabetes makes us unable to use sugar as energy correctly. It also does WEIRD things like make us store fat in dangerous places like the belly and inside our muscles!
The good news is that because it's a precursor to so many other things, if we can avoid diabetes, we're really setting ourselves up to avoid other really shitty things like heart disease, Alzheimer's, and even cancer.
There are three steps we can take that make a major difference, and two of them don't really require any work!They help us to NOT crave sugar so much so we're not constantly in a battle of wills with desert. We'll look at step 1 here and steps 2 and 3 in subsequent emails.
The first step is to get enough sleep because lack of good quality sleep messes with our hormones and insulin sensitivity.
It's always on the ‘list of ways to stay healthy,’ but so few people prioritize it. When you think about it, a body deprived of sleep doesn't function optimally, right? If you're rundown from a lack of sleep, your digestion isn't as good, and your immune system is weakened and so forth for every system in the body. Month after month, year after year, it's going to take a toll.
It's easy to research what could be affecting your sleep and to prioritize making changes for the next 30 days to create a habit.
Clara Depont is a certified personal trainer at www.claradepont.com where she trains women in their 50s and 60s. When she’s not writing blogs on how to stay vibrant, fit and happy she’s traveling in search of a forest or a sexy coastline. You can get to know her best through Weekly Emails, Instagram or Facebook. She is British and lives in New Mexico.
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