This is no surprise as our Standard American Diet (SAD) continues to rule the day. When you combine the SAD with a culture that sits too much, exercises too little, is sleep deprived and stressed out the results are obvious and sad!!!
I just returned form Dallas, TX where I attended the Institute of Functional Medicine’s Reversing Cognitive Decline conference! Astonishingly, there is much you can do if you want to prevent or reverse forms of cognitive decline such as Alzheimer’s for yourself or for your loved ones. For starters I suggest reading this book, The End of Alzheimer's: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline” by Dr. Dale Bredesen. Dr. Bredesen states, "Alzheimer's disease can be prevented, and in many cases its associated cognitive decline can be reversed."
"Prediabetes means that your blood sugar level is higher than normal but not yet high enough to be type 2 diabetes. Without lifestyle changes, people with prediabetes are very likely to progress to type 2 diabetes.
If you have prediabetes, the long-term damage of diabetes — especially to your heart, blood vessels and kidneys — may already be starting. There's good news, however. Progression from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes isn't inevitable. Eating healthy foods, incorporating physical activity in your daily routine and maintaining a healthy weight can help bring your blood sugar level back to normal. Prediabetes affects adults and children. The same lifestyle changes that can help prevent progression to diabetes in adults might also help bring children's blood sugar levels back to normal."
Workouts don't need to be fancy, just effective. And, more important still is that you are doing some movement on a regular basis.
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Breathing practices can help reduce symptoms associated with anxiety, insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and attention deficit disorder.
Here is an effective breathing practice that can be done in as little as 30 seconds one or more times a day. You can do this just about anywhere and anytime. You might be in your car, on line at the supermarket, or sitting in a meeting or a class room. Experiment this week, perhaps putting reminder on your phone and notice the results. Here is how to do it:
1.Set an appointment or alarm to go off at the same time everyday... "Breathe"
2.When the alarm rings, you may be sitting upright, standing, or lying down.
3. Slowly breathe in through your nose, expanding your belly, to the count of five.
4. Pause for 1 second.
5.Then, slowly breathe out through your nose to the count of six.
6. Then, notice what shifts for you. Just make a mental note.
Health coaches are changing the landscape of modern medicine by becoming part of the healthcare team. The health coach is a crucial catalyst for helping you make desired lifestyle behavior change. They are there with you every step of the way, supporting you, guiding you, encouraging you and holding you accountable.
A health coach can help you make decisions that will move you from illness to health and health to optimal wellness. Health coaching can be an extraordinary next step in your evolution to greater health.