Tag Archives: diabetes
Posted on 18. Apr, 2013 by Julia Barnard.
A lack of physical activity has been shown to cause as many deaths as smoking. A study published in the Lancet last year which involved researchers from around the world, estimated that one third of adults are not doing enough exercise. Exercise itself brings many benefits both physically and mentally, but not exercising brings with [...]
Posted on 19. Mar, 2013 by Julia Barnard.
By exercising on a regular basis diabetics can help keep their blood sugar levels under control. Furthermore, the benefits are still apparent even if the exercise does not happen daily. Research conducted at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands found that working out for one hour every two days had the same impact on [...]
Posted on 05. Nov, 2012 by Julia Barnard.
A US study conducted by Dr Frank Hu and colleagues suggests that women who drink ordinary water had a slightly reduced risk of developing diabetes, compared to those who drank beverages containing sugar. Data was collected from 82,902 women over a 12-year period. In the 12 years, 2700 women developed diabetes. Women who drank drinks [...]
Posted on 18. Jun, 2012 by Julia Barnard.
may keep diabetes away. So might blueberries. This is according to research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The dietary habits of around 200,000 people were followed for up to 24 years. The participants completed questionnaires on a regular basis to discover what foods they consumed and how much. When the study began, [...]
Posted on 26. Mar, 2012 by Julia Barnard.
If you’re sat behind a desk at work, try to get up and walk every 20 minutes, especially after eating. Doing so may help reduce insulin and glucose levels that occur after a meal – increased levels of which have been linked with diabetes and heart disease. This is according to a study conducted by [...]
Posted on 27. Feb, 2012 by Julia Barnard.
Having a higher heart rate variability means a person’s heart is able to respond quickly to a changing situation compared to having a lower heart rate variability. So for example, during times of stress, having a higher heart rate variability means the heart will beat faster, sooner in response to the situation. Evidence suggests such [...]
Posted on 01. Aug, 2011 by Julia Barnard.
August is the eighth month of the year and is named after the emperor Augustus. It was originally called sextilis meaning sixth, as it was the sixth month in the old Roman calendar. Another reminder that things do change, even though such things can seem like they’ve been around forever. This month marks International Youth [...]
Posted on 01. May, 2011 by Julia Barnard.
May is the fifth month of the year and is named after the goddess Maia. For a month of happiness, we will draw from three events happening in May: World Laughter Day, International No Diet Day and a little known celebration observed in the US, Visit Your Relatives Day. If we take advantage of these [...]
Posted on 01. Apr, 2011 by Julia Barnard.
April is the fourth month of the year and may have been named after the goddess Aphrodite. Celebrated this month are World Creativity Week, World Health Day and International Dance Day. This month I will consider how everybody can be creative and how using your creativity skills can be a great mood booster. In recognition [...]
Posted on 24. Sep, 2010 by Julia Barnard.
Recently I heard news of a neighbour who had her leg amputated because of diabetes. I already knew this was a potential complication, but seeing it happen to someone I knew, hit home. A reminder that the statistics we read refer to actual people. So I thought I’d give you a quick overview of type [...]