Did You Know That For Men, Women and Teens Diabetes Can Be Controlled Or Prevented With Lifestyle Changes?
For some, making wholesale lifestyle changes is easier said than done. Exercise is very important in managing type 2 diabetes. Combining proper nutrition with exercise, and medicine (when prescribed) will help control your weight and blood sugar level. But how to get it in gear to actually use these to help manage your diabetes?
“When I first started with Fitness Together, I was overweight, out of shape and my cholesterol and diabetes were on the verge of causing major health problems. Through my trainer/FT owner Cathy’s innovative, creative and patient methods, I have managed to bring my AIC level down from 8.7 to 5.8, my cholesterol has dropped significantly, and I am wearing clothes I haven’t been able to wear for years.”
Bob. F. ~ Tyngsboro, MA
Top 10 Benefits of Being Active
- Improve blood glucose management
- Lower blood pressure
- Improve blood fats
- Take less insulin or diabetes pills
- Lose weight and keep it off
- Lower risk for other health problems such as heart attack or stroke
- Gain more energy and sleep better
- Relieve stress
- Build stronger bones and muscles
- Be more flexible
If you have a family history of diabetes or have gestational diabetes, you are at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Proper exercise and nutrition can stop diabetes in its tracks.
- Conduct an initial fitness evaluation, followed by fitness re-tests every 6 weeks• Work one-on-one with a personal trainer 3 times per week, doing strength training in our state of the art, fully equipped private training room
- Do cardiovascular exercise a minimum of 3 times per week for 30 minutes
- Test blood glucose before and after training as observed and recorded by Fitness Together
- Follow the guidelines of the Fitness Together balanced nutrition program
For more information on our Type 2 Diabetes program contact the FT Studio nearest you on FTGetsResults.com
“I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in August, 2005. What a shock! They wanted me to go on medication, but I was determined to correct my blood sugar level naturally. I started working out at Fitness Together three times per week, and changed my diet following FT’s recommended nutrition program. Five months later my blood sugar was normal, with NO DRUGS! Even my doctor was impressed.“
Dave. M. ~ Rockland, MA
“With my A1C dropping from 6.6 to 6.1, I have also lost more weight and I am enjoying that! I finally had to open the second box of insulin – it was 6 weeks later then I would have opened it before FT! It’s good to be able to go to the beach without a shirt and not be embarrassed….!
Don. W. ~ Dunstable, MA
“Since starting with Fitness Together my strength and stamina have increased dramatically and my blood sugar level has significantly lowered. Overall I feel better. And despite my crazy hectic schedule the weekly regimen of exercise and nutrition works!”
Jon. L. ~ Barrington, RI
Why Fitness Together?
Fitness Together is committed to supporting the American Diabetes Association. Here are some ways we’re helping people with diabetes:
Cardio for a Cure
Fitness Together studios throughout Eastern New England have joined together as The Official Health and Fitness Sponsor of the ADA’s StepOut Walk to Fight Diabetes. Through our Cardio for a Cure program we are raising over $40,000 to help fight diabetes.
Type 2 Diabetes Fitness Program
Fitness Together conducted a 6 month type 2 diabetes study to measure the effect of exercise on the management of type 2 diabetes. Based on this study, Fitness Together has developed a specialized fitness program for people with type 2 diabetes to help them lose weight, get in shape and gain better control of their diabetes.
Here’s a short film explaining the FT Type 2 Diabetes program that was run at the Eastern New England Fitness Together Studios.
The results are in. You can download the report and get more information on just how our program works for those with Diabetes.
“Through this observational study, gained a better understanding of the impact of diet and exercise on diabetes control, high blood pressure, one’s sense of well-being and the costs of medications,” said Joan Hill, a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and licensed dietitian/nutritionist.
As you may know, regular blood glucose tests with a small prick on the finger are as important as the exercise in measuring safe success.
“Diabetes is a major health issue affecting more than 24 million Americans, and our franchisees have told us they are happy to have a chance to make a difference,” said Jeff Jervik, president and CEO of Fitness Together Holdings, Inc.
To view the full article from the Lexington Minuteman go here on wickedlocal.com
Eastern New England Fitness Together is on FTGetsResults.com