Manage Twitter Followers Type 2 Diabetes – Are You Preparing for a Healthier Future?

It has been said there are few guarantees in life. One of these guarantees is there is an excellent chance you will be alive tomorrow. And a year from now, or for 5, 10, 20 years, and so on. It may not be a guarantee but it is a case where you should assume it nonetheless.As the future comes, you need to be optimistic. There is nothing to be gained from being the sort of person who sees a glass as half empty. In regards to your health, however, being optimistic is not enough. You must be ready to give more. Only then will you be ready for what is to come.As you already know, the odds are stacked against us as we age. We become more vulnerable to disease, and it becomes harder to recover from situations that were previously manageable. Even simple things like weight loss become harder with age. Knowing this, imagine how much more challenging it is to treat something like Type 2 diabetes. Even if you currently have Type 2 diabetes you are still not in the worst situation. You could be older, your condition could be more serious, and you could have multiple problems to deal with at the same time.

If you have been given a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, are above a healthy weight and are not in the best cardiovascular health, refuse to feel despondent. Sometimes it is easier said than done, but thinking is a skill, and positive thinking is a habit that breeds a good mindset…Start seeing the glass as half full. Consider how you have the opportunity to right your wrongs. There is almost a 100% chance you will be alive anywhere from five to thirty or more years from now. It is your duty to ensure you are in a good position to enjoy your life and not be burdened by illnesses and diseases that threaten to sabotage your future.Remember Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and even obesity are lethal conditions. If you are afflicted, you should make it your life’s mission to get better quickly. To be fair, it can be difficult to motivate yourself to prepare for a healthier future when the situation is not dire. If you are not in a troubling situation, changing your lifestyle may not be at the top of your list of priorities. But the time will come for all of us where we must make these sort of decisions. Do not forget the common mistake which is taking one’s health for granted.

Lastly, it is infinitely easier to prepare for a healthier future than it is to be forced to fight for it.

Fear This My Fellow Athlete

Competition is good, just as fear is good – if you will use it to your advantage rather than letting it use you. Fear can frazzle us to make mistakes, become uncertain, and anxious, but fear used to our advantage can propel us to greatness. It’s a double-edged sword. Since fear is internal, you own it, it’s yours to use as you will, if you ignore it, it might hurt you, if you use it, it can help you, give you the edge, especially in competition. How might I know this?

Well, I supposed any seasoned competitor in the human endeavor or athlete understands exactly what I am saying, but in case you need more examples to help you better understand this concept, by all means keep reading.

Recently, I read an interesting article online and watched a great video sponsored by Expert Sports Performance, the video was titled: “How Talented Athletes Deal with Fear,” by Loren Fogelman, a well-known sports psychologist.

In my view I believe that Fear is a wonderful thing, a huge driver of the human psyche, but Loren Fogelman reminds me of the truth that: “it motivates some and stops others dead in their tracks,” which is absolutely a fact.

Still, I believe that if FEAR stops someone from achieving or causes them to choke under pressure, then I would submit to you that:

1.) They don’t understand what fear is; and,
2.) They are not using FEAR as an adrenal shot for peak performance

Well, I say; too bad for them, if they are competing against me or my team. Fear can be a weakness if you let it, or high-octane when you need it, YOU decide which. “It’s all in your head” I always say. Anyway, that’s the way I see it. A great book to read is: “Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway!” published by in the 80s as a motivational type book.

As a competitive runner, I used to imagine footsteps behind me and ready to pass. Interestingly enough, I was a pretty good athlete so that didn’t happen much, but when it actually did happen it’s a sound you never forget. This imagination during competitive races propelled me to stay on pace or increase my speed opening up a large gap between me and the other runners. Sometimes when I am out training even today, I will listen to my feet hit the trail and pick up the sounds of the echo and amplify them in my brain to simulate those ever-feared footsteps, thus, propelling me to run faster and faster.