Katz Health Tips, October 2016
1: Learn the Early Signs of Diabetes
Early symptoms of type 2 diabetes can be subtle and are often overlooked. According to the American Diabetes Association, more than eight million people have undiagnosed diabetes. Some of the early symptoms of this common disease to watch for are excessive thirst, increased urination, fatigue, weight loss and blurred vision. Other symptoms include slow-healing sores, tingling in the hands or feet and red, swollen gums. If you notice any possible signs of diabetes, it’s important to contact your healthcare professional. Diabetes is a serious condition. However, with the support of your healthcare team, you can manage this disease and enjoy a healthy, vibrant life. Learn more about Diabetes at our upcoming event.
2: Take a Stroll!
The beauty of fall colors is everywhere this time of year. Before the crisp fall weather turns to bone-chilling cold, make it a goal to get out for an invigorating walk – aim to walk 150 minutes each week, broken into 10 minute intervals. The benefits of a daily stroll include helping you maintain a healthy weight, improve your balance and coordination and prevent or manage high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.
3: Snack on Pumpkin Seeds
This is the time of year when many of us have bags of Halloween candy hanging around the house and office. It can be a real challenge avoiding all the snack-size bites of candy when they seem to be everywhere. Consider swapping out the sugary treats with roasted pumpkin seeds that are high in zinc and tryptophan. Not only are they a delicious, satisfying snack, they help keep blood sugar and mood in check, too!