Impact of Diabetes on Vascular Health
Did you know that November is National Diabetes Month? It’s a great time to have your glucose levels checked and learn more about the effects diabetes can have on your body.
Diabetes is very prevalent in the US. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 34.2 million people in the US have diabetes (10.5% of the population). In addition, 88 million US adults have prediabetes (34.5% of the adult population).
Impact of High Cholesterol on Vascular Health
Did you know that September is National Cholesterol Education Month? It’s a great time to have your cholesterol levels checked and learn more about the effects high cholesterol can have on your body.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “More than 102 million American Adults (20 years or older) have total cholesterol levels at or above 200 mg/dL, which is above healthy levels. More than 35 million of these people have levels of 240 mg/dL or higher, which puts them at high risk for heart disease.”
Improve Vascular Health With Exercise
Exercise is incredibly important to your overall health, including your vascular health. According to Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, “Adults who are physically active are healthier, feel better, and are less likely to develop many chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and several types of cancer than are adults who are inactive.”
Keep reading to discover how to improve vascular health through exercise.