Heading into the winter holiday season is a great time to get fit! And, with November being National Diabetes Month, its a great time to raise awareness and make healthy changes and choices to help prevent this disease. Because Type 2 diabetes is often related to a person’s lifestyle choices, there are things you can do to help lower your risk of developing it!
So, what are these changes? Eating healthy, increasing your physical activity and losing weight are good places to start:
- Eat more vegetables, fruits and whole grains. Cut back on high-fat foods like whole milk, cheeses and fried foods.
- Aim for at least 30 minutes of physical activity, five days a week. Walking is a great start!
- Lose weight by tracking your food intake, drinking more water and choosing foods high in fiber.
If you are a UnitedHealthcare member, you can take advantage of Real Appeal, a free weight loss program sponsored by United Healthcare. From personal transformation coaches, online group classes, nutrition and fitness guides, to food and exercise trackers, Real Appeal offers the support and guidance you need to achieve better health and lifelong wellness. Employees and their spouses and dependents 18 and older who have ACPS UnitedHealthcare insurance and a body mass index (BMI) of 23 or higher can participate in the program at no cost.
If you are looking for a fun, structures way to build a healthy lifestyle and lose a few pounds your way and at your pace, join Real Appeal. Find out if you’re eligible and enroll today.