Very Obese Kids: Higher Heart Risks Than Thought

Extremely obese children — such as those at least 100 pounds overweight — are in deeper trouble in terms of heart disease risks than doctors have thought, new research suggests. In the study, about half the children suffered from high blood pressure, and almost 15 percent were diabetic. Seventy-five percent had high levels of a protein that’s linked to heart disease. “Severe obesity in the adolescent age group is associated with numerous cardiovascular risk factors […]

Fast-Slow Walking May Be Better for Diabetes

Periods of power walking mixed with strolling at a more leisurely pace may be a more effective way for people with diabetes to control their blood sugar levels, rather than walking at a constant speed, according to a small study. Exercise helps people with type 2 diabetes control their blood sugar levels. Although high-intensity exercise offers the prospect of better control, doctors often warn against that approach, due to the risk of injury and the likelihood someone will not stay […]

Turn Your Walk Into a Workout

Walking is as simple as it gets for exercise. All you need is a good, supportive pair of walking shoes. “Just a few extra steps each day is a simple and easy way to take an active role in maintaining a significantly healthier life,” says Timothy Gardner, MD, past president of the American Heart Association. Get Started Set a baseline. If you’re not active now, “start walking three times a week at a stroll for 20 minutes,” says […]

6 Strategies to Control Diabetes

If you’ve just been diagnosed with diabetes, you can still enjoy doing the things you love while taking care of yourself. Use these six strategies to manage your health and live a rewarding, active life. [toggle title=”1. Get Informed About Diabetes” group=”strategies” start=”open”] Your first step after being diagnosed is to ask questions and learn as much as you can about: What changes you can make to take care of yourself What medical treatments you […]

The Risks and Complications of Uncontrolled Diabetes

If not controlled, diabetes can put you at risk for a host of complications that can affect nearly every organ in the body. They include: The heart and blood vessels The eyes The kidneys The nerves The gums and teeth Heart Disease, Blood Vessel Disease, and Diabetes Heart disease and blood vessel disease are the biggest complications that people with uncontrolled diabetes face. Approximately 71% of adults with diabetes also have high blood pressure or […]

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