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Tips to Prevent Injuries
No one is immune from strains and sprains, but here are some tips to help keep you injury-free.
Participate in a core-strengthening program to build abdominal and low back muscle strength.
Do stretching exercises daily.
Maintain good posture.
Always wear properly fitting shoes.
Nourish your muscles by eating a well-balanced diet.
Get regular exercise in addition to conditioning.
Warm up before any sports activity, including practice and use or wear protective equipment appropriate for that sport.
Could your diet use a nutritional tune-up? A healthful diet has many benefits and it doesn’t have to be bland and boring. Add color to your plate with fresh fruit and vegetables, choose whole grains and low-fat dairy, and keep an eye on your portion size. Aim for balance, variety, flexibility and moderation.
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive condition, but it can be managed. With help for your family, your friends and your health care team, you can learn to take care of yourself and stay healthy.
Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.