Category Archives: Fitness

Type 1 Diabetes: A Running Start

I’ve started running. To be specific, I’m using the Couch to 5K program, an iPhone app that leads you, or someone you love, through a series of intensifying workouts. I’ve never been one for tough exercise. Even in grade school and middle school, I was far more content to walk or stroll, rather than really … Continue reading Type 1 Diabetes: A Running Start

Lack of Exercise More Deadly Than Obesity

While the media has been calling obesity is our nation’s biggest killer, it turns out being a couch potato is even more dangerous. A new study from the University of Cambridge found that lack of exercise might be twice as deadly as obesity, according to a report that appeared recently in the American Journal of … Continue reading Lack of Exercise More Deadly Than Obesity

Study: Lunch After Recess Prompts Kids To Eat More Fruits, Veggies

Turns out, a diet trick that works for adults also works for kids. According to a new study, kids who ate lunch after recess were more likely to eat more fruits and vegetables than kids who ate lunch before heading outside to play. Previous studies have shown that adults who exercise early are more likely … Continue reading Study: Lunch After Recess Prompts Kids To Eat More Fruits, Veggies

Incorporating Exercise Into a Busy Life

I would exercise if I had more time… if I had a health club membership… if it didn’t hurt so much… if I knew what exercises to do… if I could do it with my family… if I could control my blood sugar… Have you ever said anything like that? I have. Yes, I race … Continue reading Incorporating Exercise Into a Busy Life

Chris Ruden Works It All Out

Chris Ruden, a college student and personal trainer, is a very inspiring young man. He was born with a disability and was diagnosed in his first year in college with type 1 diabetes. As is often the case, he was discouraged by the diagnosis, but while convalescing in the hospital, he decided to become a … Continue reading Chris Ruden Works It All Out