Brought to us by Elizabeth Carrollton of Drugwatch.com
Exercise and Diet are Important to Diabetes Health
In this day and age, there seems to be a pharmaceutical solution to every problem. Even diet and exercise can purportedly be replaced with a pill or a shake or some other solution. While there are many medications available for diabetes health, including the drug Actos, some of these medications carry serious risks. So while a patient might be helping themselves in the short term, the long-term implications of certain drugs could be serious and cannot be ignored. The well-known diabetes drug Actos has been linked to an increased risk of bladder cancer. This begs the question: Can the need for diabetes medication be reduced through a healthy lifestyle?
Exercise and good nutrition are absolutely essential for a patient with diabetes. Not only can they increase lifespan and improve diabetes health, but they can also reduce the need for diabetes medications and can even help a patient avoid diabetes complications. Both good nutrition and exercise can help to control blood sugar on a short-term and long-term scale.
- Good nutrition. This is the foundation for diabetes health management. Someone with diabetes will need to work with a nutritionist to develop a good eating plan for blood sugar management. Patients with diabetes need to create a balanced diet providing the right nutrients without cutting carbohydrates out entirely. While lower-carbohydrate diets work well, cutting all carbohydrates out can create an imbalance, causing other problems along the way. Working with a nutritionist is key to striking up the right balance among calories, fat, carbohydrates, protein and fiber, along with other vital nutrients.
- Cardiovascular exercise. The benefits of cardiovascular exercise are numerous, and the list is even longer for patients with diabetes. On both a short- and long-term basis, cardiovascular exercise can help to lower and control blood sugar levels. Improving physical fitness can also benefit the health in other ways. Increasing blood flow can fight against neuropathy and other vascular issues caused by diabetes complications, for example.
- Stretching and yoga. Stretching, practicing yoga and similar activities can also benefit diabetes health. Patients who practice yoga on a regular basis decrease their stress levels, which can impact blood glucose control in a big way. Because stress and sleeping issues can affect blood sugar management, both in the short term and long term, finding ways to balance the mood and deal with stress can be extremely beneficial, and yoga is an excellent way to achieve this.
- Strength training. This is another extremely beneficial form of exercise. Building strong, long and lean muscles is key to weight management and can also help with blood glucose control. Strength training using weights, weight machines or other forms of resistance training can improve overall health while having a profoundly positive impact on diabetes health management, making it an essential part of the lifestyle for anyone who has diabetes.
- Weight loss. Not every patient with diabetes needs to lose weight, but those who do can benefit from good nutrition and plenty of healthy exercise. These are the two most important building blocks in developing a healthy lifestyle for anyone, not just those people who have diabetes.
Good diet and nutrition, paired with regular exercise, are two essential keys to diabetes health management. Patients with diabetes who want to decrease their Actos dosage and overall reliance on pharmaceuticals can gain some control over their health through nutrition and exercise considerations.
Elizabeth Carrollton writes about defective medical devices and dangerous drugs for Drugwatch.com.
One customer, well taken care of, could be more valuable
than $10,000 worth of advertising.
Good service leads to multiple sales.
If you take good care of your customers, they will open doors you could never open by yourself.
How do you deserve a fortune?
Render fortunes of service.
You have to do more than you get paid for because that’s where the fortune is.
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness – great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation and great joy.
Skills Make Labor More Valuable
by Jim Rohn
As you know by now, if you have been a longtime subscriber to our weekly newsletter, I’m a very big proponent of activity, labor and discipline. In fact I devoted one of the five major pieces to the life puzzle (in my book under the same name) to the subject of activity and labor. But now let me add another key word to the labor equation: skillful. Yes, skillful labor. We need the skills to help build our family’s dreams, the skills to stir up an enterprise and make it successful. We need skills to build equities for the future. We need skills of all kinds. How about this: skillful language. If you just talk to your family you can hold them all together, but if you skillfully talk to your children you can help them build dreams for the future. That is why I spend so much time at the Weekend Seminar on communication—how to affect others with words. You can’t be lazy in language; it costs too much. What if you meant to say “what’s troubling you?” and instead you said “what’s wrong with you?” Wow, that’s too big a mistake. And sure you could have made that mistake 10 years ago, but not now. You should have gotten much better by now in language and communication.
Skills multiply labors by two, by five, by 10, by 50, by 100 times. Hey, you can chop a tree down with a hammer but it takes about 30 days, called labor. But if you trade the hammer in for an ax, you can chop the tree down in about 30 minutes.
What’s the difference between 30 days and 30 minutes?
Skills. Skills made the difference.
So do what you can—labor. But also do the best that you can do—improved skills.
And you will find that the labor combined with skills will start producing miracles.
Miracles with your money.
Miracles with your family.
And miracles in every part of your life.
It is the day we set apart from all others, to honor the anniversary of the birth of our nation.
It is the day America declared our Independence. Wishing you all a safe, happy and healthy day of celebration!
History of July 4th
On July 4th, 1776, America started an insurrection against the king. Thirteen years before, back in 1763, England instituted a series of taxes and policies that not only hindered trade and economic growth in the colonies, but without representation in Parliament, also violated their rights as English subjects.
It took the early Americans 9 years to understand the futility of appealing to England, all the while enduring the heavy hand of the king. Committees were formed in 1772, exploring options for a Congress of our own. Our first Continental Congress convened in 1774. The following year, 1775, our Congress was declared traitorous and British troops, sent to quell the uprising met resistance from the colonial militia and the Revolutionary War began.
Declaration of Independence
Declaration of Independence
One year later, representatives from all 13 colonies voted unanimously to adopt a Declaration of Independence and break free from the yoke of England.
It took another 7 years of fighting until in 1781, when America claimed victory and in 1783, the Treaty of Paris was signed acknowledging America as an independent nation.
Although the Congress voted on the 2nd, it was two days later, on July 4th, 1776, that America formally and boldly proclaimed to the entire world that we would no longer consider ourselves subjects of the British Empire.
The text of our Declaration of Independence was finalized and approved that very day.
So each year, what we celebrate for one day, on July 4th, was in truth, a 20 year struggle for independence.Our Declaration of Independence stands today as one of the most profound declarations ever written.
Perhaps the most famous line from the Declaration of Independence is . . . .
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights; that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”
For most Americans, these are the most powerful words in American history. This is what the Founders wanted the meaning of Independence to be. The idea behind these words provocatively asserted that the rights listed are not now, nor have they ever been, granted by the throne, the Parliament, or any other ruling body of mankind’s making. While we may take those words for granted, back in 1776; they were earth shattering.
Never before in the history of the world was the idea of personal rights and freedom for all men been given such a stage. Up until this time, all rights were ‘granted’ as favors from the king or leader and could always be revoked should favor turn from you.
This idea of unalienable rights, this marvelous truth, that we hold so dear, was mocked and ridiculed by the entire known civilized world. We were hated for it from every corner of the globe. In fact, America is still hated for it in many places.
This one line in our Declaration of Independence paved the way for every single law on the books today. It holds the basis for our Separation of Powers and all three branches of government. It is also the foundation of the civil rights movement.
The dream of a free and equal people burned brightly in the hearts of men back in 1776. The love of this country by Americans should never be in doubt. The love of freedom is expressed everyday by Americans who love this country and the principals of individual freedoms that it represents. This hard fought freedom, this grand Independence, is what we hold dear and what the meaning of the 4th of July truly is.
It takes real character to continue with this dream today. Once solid lines of right and wrong are now blurred in Washington and corruption has certainly found its stronghold, which diminishes much of the glow of that dream. But it is within us, the people, where this dream now resides and here is where it can shine the brightest
Granted, it is just a flag. But it is the flag that represents the people of this country. Old Glory is a symbol of us. America is us. We, the people of the United States of America are what make this country, not the borders or the land, not the law or our property, not the government or the entitlements, just us. If we do not support our flag, then we do not support ourselves. Is it really that hard to pledge your loyalty and allegiance to America, to honor the flag and the people it represents?
As we look forward to our day of celebration this year, let it be more than a picnic or a barbecue, more than parades and fireworks. Let us remember to reaffirm our own commitment to liberty and freedom. Let us remember the meaning of the 4th of July, the meaning of the Independence Day.
Recognize that Americans fought hard, and far too many died, to gain these rights for us and that we have men and women fighting even now, to keep these rights secured. We should not be so willing to overlook the struggles of those first Americans, nor think that their words and actions came easily or without the considerable thought to consequence.
We have so much to be thankful for at all times.
Be grateful for all you have this day and always!
Vitamins for the Mind
by Jim Rohn
Take time to gather up the past so that you will be able to draw from your experiences and invest them in the future.
Don’t let the learning from your own experiences take too long.
If you have been doing it wrong for the last ten years, I would suggest that’s long enough!
Life is not just the passing of time.
Life is the collection of experiences and their intensity.
It’s easy to carry the past as a burden instead of a school.
It’s easy to let it overwhelm you instead of educate you.
Be like a sponge when it comes to each new experience.
If you want to be able to express it well, you must first be able to absorb it well.