Portland and Vancouver Chiropractic Wellness Center
Helps Patients Reduce Diabetes Risk
Did you know that, every year, more people die from Type 2 Diabetes than from breast cancer and AIDS combined? That's a pretty shocking figure. Even more surprising is that more than 79 million Americans are at risk for developing this deadly disease.
The good news is that basic lifestyle changes can greatly reduce the risk for diabetes. Even individuals who are diagnosed as 'pre-diabetic' can reduce or prevent diabetes by making lifestyle changes. It's never too late to get healthy!
Cut Your Diabetes Risk with Tips from our Vancouver Chiropractor
At Back & Neck Care Chiropractic & Sports Massage, our chiropractor and wellness team are committed to helping every patient enhance his or her overall wellness. Our services go beyond neck and back pain relief and include nutritional counseling and lifestyle advice. This November, in honor of Diabetes Awareness Month, we are helping patients reduce their diabetes risk. Here's how to get started:
Eat the rainbow. Aim to eat five different fruits and vegetables every day for a wide variety of nutrients, antioxidants and vitamins.
Break a sweat. Get active for 30 minutes each day, whether it's a walk through the neighborhood or a yoga class with friends.
Cut the sugar. Reduce your intake of products that contain refined sugars, corn syrup and artificial sweeteners. Instead, choose a natural sweetener, like a dollop of honey or agave nectar.
Keep your goals realistic and specific. If you are overweight or used to snacking on junk food, making a sweeping lifestyle change all at once can be overwhelming. Instead, focus on small, actionable goals. Keep track of your success and build off each step.
Know your risk factors. Do you have a family history of diabetes? Are you overweight or smoke? Understanding your risk factors can help motivate you to stay active and make healthy food choices.
Our Vancouver chiropractor understands that making a big lifestyle change can be a challenge. We recognize that each patient is a whole person, and our lifestyle advice and counseling can help patients make the shift to a better, healthier self.
Do you know if you are at risk for Type 2 Diabetes? Do you need advice on how to make the change to a healthy diet or regular exercise?