You may not be aware that March is National Nutrition Month.
To be honest, this fact escaped my knowledge until recently, when my 13-year-old cousin was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. This motivated me to do some research on how better eating and exercising habits could ward off diabetes for the rest of my family.
Every January, my gym swells with new members determined to keep their New Year’s resolutions. I even see some old faces that I haven’t seen for roughly a year, returning to presumably join the resolution craze. The fight to secure a parking space doesn’t bother me because I know that come March, I’ll be able to park right by the front door.
All joking aside, the nation’s growing obesity epidemic has nothing to do with age, gender or race.
Determined to join the battle against Type 2 Diabetes, here are some great nutrition and fitness tips that I am using with my family this spring.
Try this recipe for a great smoothie:
1 cup almond milk or plain yogurt
½ cup berries
¼ cup frozen vegetables, such as spinach or kale
Blend all ingredients into desired texture and consistency. Enjoy!
Carolyn Fallon is a 20-something-year-old guest blogger with a passion for life, fitness and overall well-being. She is an avid cycler, golfer and has been known to bust some serious moves on the dance floor. Check out Carolyn’s blog here.