Tips for Preventing Diabetes in Children During the Holidays by Carolyn Fallon

Last Month, I felt so happy and overwhelmed after reading an email from my fellow blogger who truly appreciates this blog. She even asked me if I am willing to collaborate with her and share her ideas through this blog. I didn’t think twice because I think that’s a nice idea. And of course who am I to refuse? She willinglly share her idea’s and thoughts about this topic and I am happy to share it with y’all.

But before I share this wonderful and helpful tips about preventing diabetes in children, please allow me to introduce the brain and beauty behind this topic.

Her name is Carolyn Fallon, a woman 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. You may check out Carolyn’s blog at http://fullonfit.blogspot.com/.

And there’s the short description about the blogger behind this awesome topic, so here’s what she wrote about preventing diabetes in children that will surely help you and your child.

Tips for Preventing Diabetes in Children During the Holidays

American Diabetes Month (November) might be over, but that doesn’t mean awareness of the disease should be stopped. The holiday season is here, which means there will be a lot of temptation around. Eating too many fattening dishes can make you gain weight and possibly put you at risk of developing diabetes. Adults are not the only ones who are at risk of developing diabetes either. According to information from St. Joseph’s Hospital Cardiac Center, 215,000 people under the age of 20 have been diagnosed with diabetes, and that number continues to increase! It is important to help prevent diabetes in your children during the holidays. One of my cousins was just diagnosed with diabetes, so I have created some strategies that families can use to help prevent diabetes in their own kids during this holiday season.

Feed Your Kids Before You Leave for a Holiday Party
One of the best ways to help your children avoid overeating at holiday parties is to feed them healthy snacks beforehand. For example, if you have a party to go to at 1 p.m., make sure they eat a healthy breakfast and snack beforehand. If they eat something nutritious and filling beforehand, they won’t eat as much at the party.

Bring Your Own Dishes to Parties
If you are worried that there won’t be any healthy dishes at a holiday party, bring some of your own dishes. For example, you can bring some fruit salad or a low-calorie dessert to the party. Encourage your children to eat more of the healthy items at the holiday party.

Exercise With Your Kids
A great way to prevent weight gain and diabetes during the holidays is to exercise with your kids. Working out will help burn off some of those calories and keep your kids active. For example, go on a nice walk with your kids for 30 minutes at least every other day. You could also take a fun exercise class with them such as yoga or aerobics.

Encourage Your Kids to Drink Water With Meals
Sodas and juices can add a lot of extra calories, so encourage your kids to drink water with their meals. Water does not contain any calories (you can always add some fruit or cucumbers in to add some flavor!) and will help your children feel fuller longer so that they eat less.

If you follow these helpful tips, you can help your children stay fit and healthy this holiday season, and start to build healthy habits that can last them for a lifetime.

I learned so many things about this topic and I’m pretty sure it helps everyone too, especially my fellow moms. Let us start this year by eating healthy, proper diet, and exercise because our family’s health is our No. 1 priority. And remember Health is Wealth!

Special thanks to Carolyn Fallon for entrusting me and for allowing me to share this wonderful topic to all my readers. Looking forward on collaborating more with you! You didn’t know how overwhelmed and happy I am. Thanks again, Carolyn. 🙂

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