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Sunday, June 3, 2012
sign: DIABETES for the Health post of the month from Housel Fun & Fitness
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Housel Fun and Fitness.
This month he discusses the importance of understanding our bodies and health related to diabetes.
“In 1995 only 4 states had diabetes rates above 6%. Today 43 states have diabetes rates over 7%” (1)
“As many as 1 in 3 U.S. adults could have
by 2050 if current trends continue, according to a new analysis from the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
It is believed that up to 1 in 3 children in our schools will have diabetes in their lifetime. The silver lining is the word “IF”; IF current trends continue.
What are the current trends? Type 2 diabetes rates have been on the rise for years.
What are the risk factors for type 2 diabetes?
Excessive weight gain,
, and a sedentary lifestyle are all factors that put a person at risk for type 2 diabetes. (3)
What can be done about it?
We need to try to get ensure that our kids get 60 minutes of vigorous physical activity a day. For physical activity suggestions check out our Fun and Fitness Blog at
We need to ensure that our kids are eating a healthy well balanced diet. For nutrition suggestions check out
Statistics taken from the August 1
2011 Updated Obesity Statistics on the National Council on Strength and Fitness website.
Quoted from the 2010 Center For Disease Control and Prevention October 22
, 2010 News Release
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