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Strength training twice a week is one of the Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes strategies. I wasn’t incorporating this strategy in my lifestyle so I decided to try it for six months and see what would happen. I’ve highlighted some of my successes and how I have celebrated them without using food. If you want more ideas, we have put together 50 Ways to Celebrate Success with Non-Food Rewards. Success #1:  I joined a gym. I hate running in the summer because… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from a recent Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant, Ramona. Way to go, Ramona! “I wanted to share my testimonial about participating in the Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes course.  I was not super excited to start this class, however, almost one year later, I am excited about how much more conscious I am about my diet, exercise, and overall wellness.  I gained valuable information from participating in the course and my diet has… Continue reading »

Participating in team wellness challenges has been a great way to help me to remember to move before, during, and after the work day. Our walking team (Shamrock n’ Roll) recently won the latest NC Wellness Miles for Wellness walking challenge in the Super Hare division.  Each person walked 182 steps more a day than the members of the 2nd place team. That doesn’t seem like a lot of steps does it? But when I look back on where we started 1 1/2 years… Continue reading »

I have not many bought many bikes. I was recently faced with a couple of aging bikes at my parents house. They live in an area where biking is really easy with bike lanes and neighborhood streets. I decided to go to a nearby famous retail store to purchase new bikes. After making two fine selections, I pulled them out of the rack. I pushed the bikes from the back of the large store to the front to pay. The… Continue reading »

  The following is an anonymous testimonial from a recent Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant: “My experience in the recently ending Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes class with Marjorie was excellent. The weekly accountability in My Progress Portal helped me to keep track of not only how much I was losing, but my “active” minutes per week. I have found that in order to lose weight, I must be more active on a daily basis. Recently my… Continue reading »

Look out American Ninja Warriors! PLAY to get 10,000 steps per day I really can’t think of a more fun way to get in my 10,000 steps per day than to PLAY.   This blog goes out to anyone above the age of 12 who thinks that playing is only for kids.  I recently revisited a part of my childhood and rediscovered that PLAY is fun for ‘kids’ of all ages.  Growing up, my family’s home bordered my elementary school.  All… Continue reading »

Summer means lots of time outdoors. I recently had the opportunity to spend some time with my 5-year-old great nephew. As a 3-year-old, we had visited the park very near my home.  Even though the park was simple, he continued to talk about our visit often, reminding me of the fun we had. At a recent visit, he asked once again to go back to the park.  So, off go two adults and five-year-old holding hands walking to the park. The… Continue reading »

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has created a simple screening tool that we use on the Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes website to help people consider their risk for prediabetes. Below is background information on why these questions are included and how they relate to your potential risk for developing prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. Let me start by saying that researchers and doctors don’t absolutely know with 100% certainty why some people develop prediabetes and… Continue reading »

Would you be able to maintain your weight if you ate a large brownie every day, how about a hot fudge sundae? A new study showed that folks that don’t get at least 7 hours a sleep a night consume upwards of 385 calories more the day after a low-sleep night – about the number of calories in a large brownie or hot fudge sundae. Making sure you get at least 7 hours, preferably 8 hours, of sleep each night… Continue reading »

The following is a testimonial from a current Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant, Margaret. Margaret sent us her feedback as she heads towards completion of Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes. Way to go, Margaret! “I first took the Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less program 2 years ago and it has changed my life.  I have lost 60 lbs, my fridge is full of fruits and vegetables, we eat mainly whole grains now and I have been… Continue reading »