Friday, August 21, 2009

Walk to fight diabetes

American Diabetes Association is sponsoring nationwide walk for diabetes.

Check it out:

Whether you participate yourself, give money or just encourage someone else to participate, this is such an important cause that affects so many people around us.

Don't Skip Breakfast!

We have long known that people who regularly eat breakfast tend to control their weight better over the long term. A new study shows that regular breakfast eaters have less intra-abdominal visceral fat (the "bad kind"; highly related to coronary artery disease and other metabolic problems) than people who don't eat or skip breakfast.

Point: Start your day with a healthy breakfast. It will keep you from snacking on empty calories and keep your insulin from spiking, leading to less fat deposition. It is easier to control the volume and contents of your breakfast at home than whatever comes your way in the snack room at work or on your way there!

Source: Obesity (2009) 17 8, 1528–1533