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Did you know that nearly 40% of US adults are considered obese? Most likely, you have a close friend or family member that is struggling with their weight. Obesity can lead to serious conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, and certain types of cancer. Knowing how to help a loved one can help them reach their weight loss goals, whereas a lack of awareness can sabotage their success. Although some people can make lifestyle changes and conquer obesity on their own, many people need extra help.
Did you know that over 30 million people in the United States have diabetes, and Type 2 diabetes is said to be the most common? Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose (blood sugar) is too high. If left untreated, having too much sugar in your blood can lead to health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, nerve damage, eye problems, and kidney disease. However, the “sweet truth” is you can take action to delay, prevent, and manage diabetes.
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Does the perfect work/life balance seem impossible? If so, you’re not alone. Many of us feel torn between managing a career, social life, exercising, and making time for loves ones. According to a recent Gallup poll, 80% of Americans said they experience stress in their daily lives, and they report that children and work are their biggest stressors.
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