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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Diabetes & Cardio

Aerobic exercise helps your body use insulin better. It makes your heart and bones strong, relieves stress, improves blood circulation, and reduces your risk for heart disease by lowering blood glucose and blood pressure and improving cholesterol levels.

Aiming for 30 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous intensity aerobic exercise at least 5 days a week or a total of 150 minutes per week. Spread your activity out over at least 3 days during the week and try not to go more than 2 days in a row without exercising.

Moderate intensity means that you are working hard enough that you can talk, but not sing, during the activity. Vigorous intensity means you cannot say more than a few words without pausing for a breath during the activity.

Get Started

If you haven't been very active recently, you can start out with 5 or 10 minutes a day. Then, increase your activity sessions by a few minutes each week. Over time, you'll see your fitness improve, and you'll find that you're able to do more. 

Find the Time

If your busy schedule doesn't allow you to exercise for a 30-minute period during the day, you have the option to break it up into bouts of 10 minutes or more. Research has shown that the health benefits are similar when you do this!

For example, you might take a brisk 10-minute walk after each meal. Or you could try doing 15 minutes of aerobics in the morning before work and another 15 minutes when you get home.

If you are trying to lose weight and keep it off, most people need to do closer to 60 minutes of aerobic exercise per day.

Below are some examples of aerobic activities:

  • Brisk walking (outside or inside on a treadmill)
  • Bicycling/Stationary cycling indoors
  • Dancing
  • Low-impact aerobics
  • Swimming or water aerobics
  • Playing tennis
  • Stair climbing
  • Jogging/Running
  • Hiking
  • Rowing
  • Ice-skating or roller-skating
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Moderate-to-heavy gardening

- See more at: http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/fitness/types-of-activity/what-we-recommend.html#sthash.PwpcWW5J.dpuf

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Summery Chicken Salad

Oranges and grapes complement this perfectly seasoned chicken salad. For super easy prep, purchase pre-cooked chicken at your grocery store. I also like to add nuts to mine!!
  1. DRAIN oranges and pat dry. Mix all salad ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.

  2. MIX dressing ingredients together in a medium mixing bowl. Add to salad and toss. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

    Curtesy of Splenda / Splenda.com


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Refreshing Mojito

Refresh yourself with this non-alcoholic take on a mint and lime mojito. Add Vodka for a little refreshing spring adult version. 
Curtesy of Splenda / Splenda.com

Monday, April 27, 2015

Diabetic Superheroes great for kids!

Even Superheroes Get Diabetes focuses on the gift within the illness. It is the story of a boy named Kelvin who loves Superheroes. His childhood days are spent in imaginative play--saving the day. One day, his fantasies are marred by the reality of getting diabetes...the incessant finger pricks, shots, and the constant doctor's appointments. When a mysterious doctor uncovers that Kelvin has superpowers, the story reveals itself as the genesis of a new kind of superhero. Kelvin is monikered 'Super K' and uses his superpowers to help other kids with diabetes. The discovery of Super K's superpowers is akin to the discovery of one's inner strength in the face of adversity--in the face of illness. The comic book style illustrations by Micah Chambers-Goldberg beautifully connect children and parents to the world of diabetes. The book includes a kid friendly diagram that explains type 1 diabetes, and definitions that discuss both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.  Curtesy of Amazon www.amazon.com

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sugar Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Made with Splenda and a touch of honey, these peanut butter cookies are packed with flavor, but not with sugar.
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Beat margarine and peanut butter in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer until creamy, approximately 1 minute.

  3. Add egg substitute, honey and vanilla. Beat on high speed for approximately 1 1/2 minutes.

  4. Add SPLENDA® Granulated Sweetener and beat on medium speed until well blended, approximately 30 seconds.

  5. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a small mixing bowl. Slowly add flour mixture to peanut butter mixture, beating on low speed until well-blended, about 1 1/2 minutes. Mixture may be crumbly.

  6. Roll level tablespoons of dough into balls and drop onto a lightly oiled or parchment lined sheet pan, two inches apart. Flatten each ball with a fork, pressing a crisscross pattern into each cookie. Bake 7-9 minutes or until light brown around the edges. Cool on wire rack.

    Curtesy of Splenda / Splenda.com


Saturday, April 25, 2015

Softening Socks

Softening Socks for Beautiful Feet! Spa-inspired foot treatment with a polymer gel lining containing a hydrating, nourishing dose of smoothing for tough toes, hard heels and stormy soles. Softens, smooths, and pampers with olive oil, grapeseed oil, and vitamin E.

Curtesy of Amazon/ www.amazon.com

Friday, April 24, 2015

Always Find A Reason to Laugh

Always find a reason to laugh, it will add life to your years! Always try and look on the bright side! 
Chic and Fashionable Medical ID bracelets and pendants from #chicalertmedid Check out the fashionable options, Styles for men, women & children!! www.chicalertmedid.com #diabetes #epilepsy #foodallergies #allergies #autism #Alzheimers #awareness #chicalert #medicalid #blooddisorders #addisons #identifyyourself #staysafe #foodallergies #lupus #ms #medicalid #chronicillness #cancerawareness #beamazing #identifyyourselfinstyle

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Sugar Free Lemon Meringue

Spread the meringue on a piping hot filling. Take care to seal meringue to the crust to help prevent weeping. The addition of meringue powder allows for a mile-high meringue without the worry of uncooked egg whites.
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

  2. FIT one piecrust into a 9-inch pie plate according to package directions; fold edges under and crimp. Prick bottom and sides of piecrust with a fork. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.

  3. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F.

  4. Whisk together 1 1/2 cups SPLENDA® Granulated Sweetener, 1/4 cup cornstarch, 1 3/4 cups water and egg yolks in a non-aluminum heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until mixture thickens and comes to a boil. Boil 1 minute, whisking constantly. Remove from heat. Whisk in butter, lemon juice and lemon peel. Spoon into pastry shell.

  5. Combine meringue powder, cornstarch, water and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Beat at high speed with an electric mixer for two minutes. Gradually add SPLENDA®Granulated Sweetener and corn syrup, beating at high speed until stiff peaks form.

  6. Spread meringue over hot filling, sealing to edge of pastry. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.

    Curtesy of Splenda / Splenda.com


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Happy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day from @chicalertmedid Protect and Do what you can to save the Earth! #staysafe while doing it with a chic and fashionable medical ID bracelet available at www.chicalertmedid.com Styles for Children, Women & Men. #diabetes #drugallergies #epilepsy #autism #addisons #allergies #awareness #Alzheimers #blooddisorders #chicalertmedid #chronicillness #cancerawareness #lupus #medicalid #ms #foodallergies #identifyyourselfinstyle #earthday #reducereuserecycle #recycle #earthday2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Compression Socks made Fashionable

Therapeutic Compression Socks. Graduated Compression at 3 points, with concentration at the ankle. Available in many fun and stylish patterns. 
  • Printed and Fashionable; One size fits most women shoe sizes 5-11
  • Improves circulation of blood flow; Gives your legs relief while you, walk, work, travel or sit
  • Helps reduce pain from varicose veins
Curtesy of Amazon / Amazon.com

Be Beautiful!!

Be Beautiful and always focus on what makes you feel beautiful! @chicalertmedid has stylish medical id options to make you feel #beautiful for fashionable women, men & children! www.chicalertmedid.com #diabetes #lupus #autism #addisons #foodallergies #medicalid #ms #allergies #drugallergies #blooddisorders #chronicillness #bebeautiful #beautiful #staysafe #identifyyourselfinstyle #epilepsy #awareness #Alzheimers #chicalertmedid #nutallergies #parkinsons #penicillinallergy

Monday, April 20, 2015

Diabetes...Easy Eats for Kids

When children come home from school or sports, they want a snack. Not some gourmet meal, just something simple and tasty and quick to fix. For those with diabetes, these snacks can be especially hard to come by. And with incidence rates rising sharply one in three American children born in the last five years is expected to become diabetic it’s a problem more and more families are facing. This book offers a happy solution, with 130 recipes for the types of things youngsters really like to eat that are also healthy and help them stay within diabetic guidelines. It contains a wide array of choices for every meal of the day and to satisfy every hunger pang in between, with healthy renditions of favorites like Pizza Puffs, Chicken Nuggets, Taco Salad, Turkey Quesadillas, Puffy German Pancakes, Strawberry Sundae, Mini Chocolate Cupcakes, and many more. Curtesy of Amazon www.amazon.com

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Ultimate in Diabetic Hand Cream

Gold Bond Ultimate Diabetic Hand Cream contains seven intensive moisturizers to give you significant skin improvement in one hour.
  • 9 Out of 10 Diabetics Saw Significant Skin Improvement In 1 hour
  • Reduces Skin Discomfort, Irritation and Dryness
  • 7 Intensive Moisturizers
  • Lasts Through Handwashing
  • Fragrance Free
curtesy of Amazon / Amazon.com

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Yum...Red Pepper Hummus

Sweet Red Pepper Hummus! A delicious dip to serve at any party! Serve with baked pita chips or fresh veggies! Delicious!!
Curtesy of Splenda / Splenda.com

Friday, April 17, 2015

Matcha Green Tea

Matcha has a desirable sweetness not found in any other tea. 100% pure green tea. This premium, ceremonial grade Matcha is the purest and most sustainable way to enjoy the ancient Matcha tradition! 
  • ALL DAY ENERGY & FOCUS: Lift your vitality and concentration with the slow release natural energy from Organic Matcha
  • CALORIE BURNING BOOSTER: Support your weight loss goals with an all-natural way to increase your body's metabolism
  • Unlike brewed green tea, it contains the entire tea leaf which dramatically increases the nutritional content.
  • Rich in catechins, chlorophyll, vitamins: C, E, B1, B2, carotene & proteins
Curtesy of Amazon / Amazon.com

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Visit your local Farmers Market!

Visit your Local Farmers Market! Living in NYC I am so lucky to have one just blocks away! Fresh produce, veggies, flowers, plants and much more farm fresh items...
The world-famous Union Square Greenmarket began with just a few farmers in 1976, has grown exponentially; in peak season 140 regional farmers, fishers, and bakers sell their products to a dedicated legion of city dwellers. As Greenmarket's flagship market, the seasonal bounty is unparalleled, with hundreds of varieties to choose from during any given season. From just-picked fresh fruits and vegetables, to heritage meats and award-winning farmstead cheeses, artisan breads, jams, pickles, a profusion of cut flowers and plants, wine, ciders, maple syrup and much more.
Located in one of New York City's great public spaces, the atmosphere at Union Square on a market day is electric: 60,000 market shoppers shop and chat with farmers; students of all ages tour the market and learn about seasonality; visitors watch and taste cooking demonstrations by some of New York's hottest local chefs. 

Curtesy of grownyc.org

Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness

Light it up blue for Autism Awareness Day! #LIUB #lightitupblue #autism #autismspeaks #autismawareness #awareness

Perfect Mani...

A great manicure can help his all the finger prick marks for testing your blood sugar. Essie is always my favorite. Check out there new Spring Colors...
whether the look is futuristsic minimalism or nouveau bohemian, the name of the game is flower power. The spring 2015 collection is in full bloom, celebrating the fresh perspectives and energetic nature of the spring season. the spring collection marks the first collaboration with designer Rebecca Minkoff joining essie as global color designer.
Curtesy of Essie / www.essie.com

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Salux...the best beauty skin cloth!!

Japanese Invention Award winner, and patented design. From Japan, this textured, extra long wash towel is softer and more sanitary than loofah, more effective than a washcloth.
  • Winner of the Invention Prize in Japan, unique patented design
  • Light nylon fabric air dries quickly and completely - machine washable, more sanitary than loofah.
  • Softer than loofah, but still textured for exfoliating entire body. Creates a rich lather while stimulating skin and blood circulation, Great for cellulite massage.
  • Much longer than a normal washcloth - at 35 inches (90cm) - to reach neck and back with ease.
Curtesy of Amazon / Amazon.com

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Chic....The Key to Safety!

Chic and Fashionable Medical ID bracelets and pendants from #chicalertmedid Check out the fashionable options so you can #identifyyourself in style!! Styles for men, women & children!! www.chicalertmedid.com #diabetes #epilepsy #foodallergies #allergies #autism #Alzheimers #awareness #chicalert #medicalid #blooddisorders #addisons #identifyyourself #staysafe #foodallergies #lupus #ms #medicalid #chronicillness #cancerawareness #beamazing #identifyyourselfinstyle

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Bravest Girl in School

It is a story about Diabetes and taking insulin for young kids.Although parents are of course primarily responsible for the care of their childs diabetes, it is important that the children themselves are aware that they too must take some responsibility. 
This book encourages children to follow the instructions given to them by their doctors and parents, to eat healthily, and to see their insulin injections as something brave that they do, that other children cannot! Instead of viewing diabetes and their daily injections as something negative, the story encourages them to think of it as something that sets them apart from their peers in a positive way!

Curtesy of Amazon. www.amazon.com

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Be Inspired!

You Really Inspire me! Living with a medical condition can be hard. Be an Inspiration and show that illness who's boss! @chicalertmedid has Fashionable Medical ID bracelets and pendants for men, women & children!! Check them out at www.chicalertmedid.com #diabetes #epilepsy #foodallergies #allergies #autism #Alzheimers #awareness #chicalert #medicalid #blooddisorders #addisons #identifyyourself #staysafe #bebrave #chicalertmedid #drugallergies #ms #lupus #chronicillness #cancerawareness #parkinsons #penicillinallergy #nutallergies #identifyyourselfinstyle #beinspired #beaninspiration


Push-up Progression!

Push-up Progression is a 24 push-up journey in stabilization, strength, and power achieved by performing a variety of unique and demanding push-up techniques. This book discusses how crucial the push-up is to training not just the upper body, but the core and lower body as well. 

By strength training your core-stabilization muscles first, and your core-movement muscles second, you will create overall functional strength while obtaining that lean, aesthetic look we all desire. Performing these push-ups will also improve your posture drastically while you develop more strength in your upper and lower body. The push-ups outlined in this book can be performed quickly and conveniently at home or on the road. Most importantly, no matter your fitness level, this book shows you how the push-up can benefit everyone. 

The 24 push-ups are categorized into sections on stabilization, strength, and power. There are also sections on hand and arm positioning, stretching, core training, and a progression and program section.

Master trainer Shaun Zetlin has successfully run his own personal training business in New York City for more than 10 years. 

Curtesy of Amazon / www.amazon.com


Southwest Citrus Salsa

Citrus Salsa is a tangy treat great with baked tortilla chips or on top of grilled chicken or fish tacos!! 

  1. Bring small saucepan of water to a boil. Blanch tomatoes for 30 seconds, and then rinse with cold water. Peel and chop tomatoes.

  2. Place all ingredients in a large bowl and stir until mixed thoroughly. Allow to stand at room temperature for one hour. Mix and serve. Refrigerate any unused salsa.


Be Amazing!

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Healthy Wheat Penne!!

Just another Great recipe find from the American Diabetes Expo!  Healthy Wheat Penne made with Dressing, Substitute out the Meat or make it Vegetarian for a even healthier version!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Be brave!

Be Brave! Living with a medical condition can be hard. @chicalertmedid has Fashionable Medical ID bracelets and pendants from #chicalertmedid Check out the fashionable options so you can #identifyyourself in style!! Styles for men, women & children!! www.chicalertmedid.com #diabetes #epilepsy #foodallergies #allergies #autism #Alzheimers #awareness #chicalert #medicalid #blooddisorders #addisons #identifyyourself #staysafe #bebrave #foodallergies

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Easter Safety!!

Happy Easter from @chicalertmedid. Check out the fashionable medical ID options for men, women & children!! www.chicalertmedid.com #diabetes #epilepsy #foodallergies #allergies #autism #Alzheimers #awareness #chicalert #medicalid #blooddisorders #addisons #identifyyourself #staysafe #drugallergies #happyeaster 

Stylish and Fashionable ID Necklaces

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Look and Loose, Eat & Beat Diabetes

 Based on the New York Times bestseller Picture Perfect Weight Loss, this valuable resource, using a visual method of food comparisons, features an abundance of information for promoting weight loss and helping to manage and fight diabetes.