Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

When the immune system wrongly targets and destroys the cells in the pancreas that make insulin, type 1 diabetes develops. A hormone called insulin controls blood sugar levels by allowing glucose (sugar) to enter cells and be converted into energy. Without insulin, glucose builds up in the blood, resulting in elevated blood sugar levels that may have detrimental effects on one’s health.

Strength Training for Muscle Health Use It or Lose It

Strength Training for Muscle Health: Use It or Lose It

Time to make a decision regarding strength training. Why? Because the benefits of resistance training extend to almost every system of the body and every activity of daily living. Here’s your starting point, complete with four easy exercises. For most middle-aged and older adults, strength training evokes images of young athletes lifting heavy weights in…