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Five Ways To Effectively Cope With Stress

Constant stress can take a toll on one's health. When a person is under too much stress for long periods of time, higher levels of the hormone cortisol end up in the bloodstream. This puts you at a higher risk for depression, heart disease and digestive problems. It will also result in adverse effects on your diabetes.

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Seven Ways To Boost Your Metabolism

Seven (7) tips to enhance your metabolism

The rate that your body burns calories depends on several factors. Some of the factors you cannot change such as age, gender and genetics. Luckily studies have proven that metabolism can be increased through a healthy diet and lifestyle changes.

Consider these Seven (7) tips to enhance your metabolism:

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Strength Training Exercise for Diabetes

Since being diagnosed with diabetes, I have made a concerted effort to change my lifestyle in many ways for the better. One of those was to incorporate exercise. I found with kids, the job, work around the house, etc. that home exercise equipment worked best for me. I purchased a Nordic Track Ski Machine from a friend. It's small, folds for storage, and provides a pretty good cardio workout. A recent U.S. News & World Report article I read emphasized the importance of strength training. Here's a brief of what was said.

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Possible Benefit of Nuts in Type 2 Diabetes

Nuts, including peanuts, are now recognized as having the potential to improve the blood lipid profile and, in cohort studies, nut consumption has been associated with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). More recently, interest has grown in the potential value of including nuts in the diets of individuals with diabetes. Data from the Nurses Health Study indicates that frequent nut consumption is associated with a reduced risk of developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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