Our calendar features events that are informative, fun or get you thinking or moving.
Increasing evidence demonstrates the many benefits of nature on children’s psychological and physical well-being, including reduced stress, greater physical health, more creativity and improved concentration.
So this weekend explore the outdoors with your family. Here are some ideas for your family to get outdoors!
Diabetic Retinopathy Part 1: What is It and Are You at Risk?
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about diabetic retinopathy, the risks for people with diabetes, and how to protect your vision during a free, live, online educational event on July 29, 2015 at www.DiabetesEyeHealth.com.
You’ll learn from leading diabetes and eye experts as well as patients just like you about:
• The risks of diabetic retinopathy
• What you can do to keep your eyes healthy
• Options available to you if you are developing symptoms of eye disease
Participate live and get your questions answered directly by the faculty or view the session at your convenience on demand.
Timothy Murtha, MD, Clinical Instructor in Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Deborah K. Schlossman, MD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology Joslin Diabetes Center
A great way to be physically active on a regular basis is to join a team or a league. You get to have fun with others and play a sport you enjoy. The social aspect of physical activity also helps you stick with it. The camaraderie can keep you going long after your gym membership would start gathering dust.
There are many sport or physical activities to choose from including: bowling, softball or baseball, golf, soccer, fencing, tennis or even water polo. Physical activity with other people is just more fun than by yourself.
Pick a sport or activity you like and search the Internet for a team or league in your area.
Keep up the good work and join the Presidential Champions Program. It’s FREE, accessible online and you get rewards for your activity! Any physical activity that uses large muscle groups and burns energy count(s) toward achievement in the program. Running, playing golf, martial arts, dancing, even household chores all count toward the challenge. They’re all on the list of activities. The President’s Challenge lets you choose from almost 100 different activities. So you’re sure to find at least one you like and one or two that you probably do everyday anyway.
Defeat Diabetes Foundation Executive Director, Andy Mandell – Mr. Diabetes®, is an Active Lifestyle Presidential Champion Gold Award recipient. DDF Board Member and Type 2 diabetic, Bruce Share, is a Silver Award recipient and working on his gold.
The guidelines are simple. Sign Up Today!