Tips to Lower your Risk for Hypertension

Tips to Lower your Risk for Hypertension - Fit & Well, MD

Hypertension (high blood pressure) is called the “silent killer” because it usually has no warning signs or symptoms, and many people do not know they have it. Elevated blood pressure can worsen and develop into long-term high blood pressure as a health condition (hypertension). Hypertension can damage body organs. What causes Hypertension? Hypertension(High blood pressure) … Read more

Why Walk? Why Not?

Why Walk? How to Stay Motivated?

Walking is an easy way to start and maintain a physically active lifestyle. It can help improve health even without weight loss. People who are physically active live longer and have a lower risk for heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression, and some cancers. Why Walk? It’s free! And does not require special skills, … Read more

Move more! Tips for Adding More Movement to your Day

Tips for Adding More Movement to your Day

When you move more every day, you will burn more calories. This can help you reach your weight-loss goal and keep the weight off. Even if you don’t lose weight, being more active may help you prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Use these tips to get started, and keep moving: Have fun. Being active … Read more

3 Reasons to Work Out With a Friend

3 Reasons to Work Out With a Friend

Trying to get more physically active? You don’t have to go it alone. How about working out with a little help from your friends? You and your workout buddy can cheer each other on. If you have diabetes, getting regular physical activity is key to helping manage your blood sugar. One of the most important … Read more

Reverse your Type 2 Diabetes in 2023!

Reverse your Type 2 Diabetes in 2023!

Studies show that you can send your Type 2 Diabetes into remission (AIC 6.5% without medication) through lifestyle change and weight loss. Your best chance of doing this is within a few years of diagnosis. People with type 2 diabetes who do not have adequate glycemic control have an increased risk for diabetes complications. Glycemic … Read more

What is Nutritional Counseling?

What is Nutritional Counseling?

There are so many reasons why meeting with a dietitian can be beneficial for your health. Some reasons might include: Needing help managing diabetes, high blood pressure, or other chronic diseases Need help with preparing healthier foods for you and your family You’re pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or a new mom You need to … Read more

Water Just Won’t Do? Tricks to Rethink Your Drink

Tricks to Rethink Your Drink

People who often drink sugary drinks are more likely to face health problems, such as weight gain, obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cavities, and gout, a type of arthritis. The latest guidelines [PDF-30.7MB] recommend that people 2 years and older keep their intake of added sugars to less than 10% of their total daily … Read more

5 Easy Stress Relief Tips

Stress Relief Tips: Take Good Care of Yourself

Many of us are facing challenges that can be stressful, overwhelming, and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Public health actions, such as physical distancing, can make us feel isolated and lonely and can increase stress and anxiety. After a traumatic event, people may have strong and lingering reactions. Learning healthy ways to cope … Read more

How to Choose the Right Blood Glucose Meter for You

How to Choose the Right Blood Glucose Meter for You

Regular blood sugar monitoring is the most important thing you can do to manage type 1 or type 2 diabetes. You’ll be able to see what makes your numbers go up or down, such as eating different foods, taking your medicine, or being physically active. With this information, you can work with your health care … Read more