Your Weapon Against Diabetes

Your Weapon Against Diabetes

February is National Heart Month.  Keeping your body in tip top shape does not only make you look better but also keeps your heart healthy!

Here are some tips to keep your heart in tip top shape:

-Focus on eating a diet of whole foods including colorful fruits and vegetables, lean meats, and healthy fats.

-Excercise regularily including a variety of high and low intensity activities.

-Manage your stress levels with things like meditation, proper sleep, and massage.

Physical Therapy – Your Weapon Against Diabetes

More than 29 million people in the U.S. have diabetes and it affects both adults and children

Physical therapy is beneficial for those who have been diagnosed with diabetes and individuals with pre-diabetes, also known as insulin resistance. Pre-diabetes occurs when glucose levels are elevated, but haven’t yet reached diabetic proportions.

Physical therapy is effective for:

  • Better utilization of glucose
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Reduce the risk of heart disease
  • Weight loss
  • Reduced nerve disease
  • Fewer skin problems
  • Improved muscle function and flexibility
  • Pain relief
  • Lower risk of amputations

For more information please contact Idaho Spine and Sports Physical Therapy.