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Don’t Let Diabetes Stop You From Having Fun in the Sun!

I realize there have been previous posts on this topic and my goal is not to sound like a broken record.  However, recently I have spoken with some individuals with diabetes whom let summertime ruin their outdoor fun, and I thought it would be beneficial to re-post these summertime tips before the cooler temperatures are upon us: Avoid sunburn — Sunburn causes dehydration, and the stress it delivers to the body can temporarily cause blood sugars to rise.  Apply sunscreen regularly and Read more [...]

Let’s Get Moving!

Did you know that to burn off one M&M candy, you need to walk the full length of a football field?   Many people have a difficult time finding the motivation and time to exercise.  Below are some suggestions to help get motivated and make exercise part of your daily routine. Joining a fitness club can be expensive and it’s not for everyone. Start at your own pace and use home - exercise DVD’s. There are plenty available at a variety of fitness levels. There are even ‘10 minute workouts’ Read more [...]

Staying Safe & Active in Warm Weather

When the temperature goes up, being active outdoors can be challenging. It’s easier to become overheated when the sun is beaming down all day. The warm months also bring humidity to many parts of the country. With humidity, your sweat doesn’t evaporate as quickly, so your body has a harder time releasing heat. Here are some helpful hints from the American Heart Association to help you stay safe and active during the warmer months: Timing is key: Try to avoid exercising outside in the early Read more [...]

Social Enterprise Week is Coming to Cincinnati!

Social enterprises are businesses that tackle social problems, improve communities, people’s life chances, or the environment. They make their money from selling goods and services in the market, but they reinvest their profits back into the business or the local community (www.socialenterprise.org.uk). Small local companies, like Meals4You®, can be social enterprises. But did you know that large national companies can be social enterprises, too? This list includes, but is not limited to: Read more [...]

COMMON MYTHS ABOUT HEART DISEASE AND WOMEN

From The Go Red For Women Editors of the American Heart Association https://www.goredforwomen.org Myth: Heart disease is for men, and cancer is the real threat for women Fact: Heart disease is a killer that strikes more women than men, and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined. While one in 31 American women dies from breast cancer each year, heart disease claims the lives of one in three. That’s roughly one death each minute. Myth: Heart disease is for old people Fact: Heart Read more [...]

Summer and Travel Tips for Individuals with Diabetes

Summer tends to be the time of year for vacations, yard work, or just relaxing in the sunshine and enjoying the outdoors. However, summer in our area also equates to high temperatures and humidity. The summer weather can cause dehydration quickly and it is important for everyone, not just those with diabetes, to increase their intake of liquids.  Dehydration can also occur when blood glucose levels are high (regardless of temperature), so when the thermometer rises it is extremely important to Read more [...]

Top 10 Low – Sodium, Thirst-Quenching Foods for the Renal Diet

Warmer temperatures means greater thirst which can be a challenge to anyone on a fluid-restricted kidney diet. If you are a dialysis patient or if you have chronic kidney disease, here is a list of 10 low—sodium, thirst quenching foods recommended by Renal Dietitians from Davita: 1. Chilled fresh fruit or frozen cut-up fruit. Try frozen grapes or peach slices, a refreshing cold apple or a handful of chilled berries. 2. Lemon or lime slices, frozen or added to ice water. The tartness from Read more [...]

Kidney Month Brings Awareness to Disease

Mar 17, 2015 | Posted by in Diet, Meal, Exercise | 0 comments
The month of March is National Kidney Month. This national campaign is designed to educate and bring public awareness to kidney disease in the United States. It is estimated that more than 26M people are living with “Chronic Kidney Disease” (CKD) in the United Sates, with many more undiagnosed cases. According to the National Kidney Foundation, diabetes and high blood pressure are the two leading causes of kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease can lead to an irreversible condition known as Read more [...]

Let’s March for Meals

Mar 16, 2015 | Posted by in Diet, Meal, Exercise | 0 comments
Wesley Community Services is participating in March for Meals, a month-long event that provides an opportunity to support our nation’s seniors in a variety of ways. This nationwide community-effort campaign is designed to bring awareness to hunger and nutritional needs of senior citizens in communities across the nation. March for Meals is supported by Meals on Wheels programs around the country to provide nutritious meals to thousands of seniors across the nation, including Ohio.  Research Read more [...]

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