Have you heard the saying “it takes 21 days to form a habit”?
Well, with the help of thousands of Canadians like you, we’re putting that challenge to the test.
The best way to manage or prevent type 2 diabetes is by building strong habits around different aspects of your life. Below are some of the more important ones:
- Physical activity: Regular physical activity helps your body lower blood glucose (sugar) levels, promotes weight loss, reduces stress and enhances overall fitness.
- Nutrition: What, when and how much you eat all play an important role in regulating blood glucose levels.
- Weight management: Maintaining a healthy weight is especially important in the management of type 2 diabetes and preventing it.
- Stress management: Learning to reduce stress levels in day-to-day life is important for everyone, but can also help people with diabetes better manage their disease.
- Blood pressure: Maintaining a healthy blood pressure is important for all people. People with diabetes should try to maintain a blood pressure level at or below 130/80. To do this, you may need to change your eating and physical activity habits.
We know that changing your lifestyle isn’t easy, but the good news is that you can start today by joining the 21 Day Challenge to End Diabetes. Even a small change can make a big difference.