This article is sponsored by VasoCorp.
For people who have diabetes, it's normal to experience a range of emotions. Some days, you may feel sad or unsure of what to do to stay healthy.
It's OK common to feel overwhelmed. We have some tips you should follow to not only stay healthy, but to increase the quality of your life.
Maintain a balanced diet
Yes, your body still needs starches as a diabetic, and it's best to select foods with higher fiber percentages such as whole grain cereal, breads, brown rice and quinoa, according to WebMD.
Tip: Choose a baked sweet potato over fries.
It's hard to get excited about eating your daily portion of veggies, but try to stick to greens such as kale, spinach and arugula. Also, stick to low sodium or unsalted canned vegetables, according to WebMD.
Tip: Choose a kale salad over iceberg lettuce salad, as iceberg lettuce is low in nutrients.
If you have a sweet tooth, aim for fresh fruits and applesauce without added sugar, according to WebMD.
Tip: Choose a fresh fruit plate over canned fruit with heavy syrup.
Regular physical activity
When it comes to maintaining your overall health and physical activity, you don't have to run a marathon. Stick to physical activities you can enjoy such as walking, riding a bike or swimming. Try to have a daily goal with at least 30 minutes of activity.
Take time for yourself
After a busy day of work, it can be difficult to find time for yourself. Each day, try to find some "you time" and focus on some relaxing things you love such as gardening, meditating, working on your hobby or listening to music.
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