Spring spurs many of us to take a good look at our homes,  As we clean and redo closets etc., we determine what to keep, what to rejuvenate and what to replace.  This is also a great time to take a look at our fitness and healthy diet routines.

Let’s start with fitness.  Are you spending at least 30 minutes a day in physical activity? For those of us who are older this does not have to be vigorous activity.  The key is being active consistently.  A brisk walk is super; a steady pace walk is great; a slow walk can be effective.  The idea is to engage in physical activity on a consistent and regular basis.  For most of us the weather is now conducive to outdoor activities. For those of us who enjoy gardening, this is a great way to enjoy the outdoors, make a beautiful living space and get some needed physical activity. Choose what works best for you, but do something.

Healthy eating is our next area of emphasis today.  As summer approaches many are concerned about how they will look in clothing that displays more skin—shorts, swimsuits, etc.  What we put inside our bodies is soon reflected on the outside.  Don’t diet.  Dieting is a short term fix.  Rather renew your commitment to a healthy living style.  Eat more fruits, vegetables and lean meats.  Reduce your intake of fats and starches.  And, of course, keep moving.  For those of us who are diabetic it’s important to remember that several small meals are the best option for us.

Here is a bonus healthy recipe for you.     Apple Bites      appleb bites


Theresa Newell

About the Author

Theresa was diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes Fall 2009.

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