“National Diabetes Month gives people a time frame to not only learn more about those things they can do for themselves, but also to try and see how these activities can fit into their everyday lives”, said Melinda Dalacas, manager of Southwest Spas and Pools. Here are three ways to control diabetes to consider*
Practice Relaxation Techniques – There are few things that can help control blood sugar levels than relaxing and reducing stress. Soaking in a hot tub or swim spa allows for the immediate release of tension as warm, massaging water targets stiff, overworked muscles and joints. Having a personal hot tub or lap pool at home makes it easy to take advantage of this relaxation technique every day at any time.
Walk it Off – Exercise is an excellent tool to help control symptoms of diabetes. Just walking for 15 to 30 minutes each day will help increase the body’s metabolism and can also help reduce risk of diabetes related complications like heart and cardiovascular problems.
Try Something New and Fresh – Use the month of November to monitor eating habits for improved health. Instead of trying to do a complete overhaul, replace one or two of the less nutritional items with delicious fresh fruits or vegetables. People who are not used to eating vegetables or fruits regularly can take this time to experiment and try new tastes to see which foods appeal to them best.
* Before starting any new diet, exercise or lifestyle program related to Diabetes, please check with your doctor first.