Earlier this month, Santa Claus was diagnosed with type-2 diabetes. By working with a team of top nutritionists, he has already improved his diet by eliminating foods and beverages that promote diabetes (like sodas, sugary cookies and white bread) while focusing on eating the foods that prevent diabetes and regulate healthy blood sugar metabolism: fresh produce, raw nuts, whole grains, healthy plant-based fats and targeted nutritional supplements that boost insulin sensitivity. (See part one of this story
This week, Santa is focusing on boosting his exercise to accelerate his progress. "I have treadmill that some thoughtful Christmas fans bought for me, and now I'm finally putting it to good use," Santa told NaturalNews. In a series of emails, Santa explained that he is now walking on the treadmill for thirty minutes, twice a day. "Although the first day was very difficult, I'm already feeling more energy now, and the walking is getting a bit easier," Santa said.
"Frequent cardiovascular exercise is absolutely essential for reversing type-2 diabetes," said Mike Adams, also known as, the Health Ranger, who overcame his own prediabetic condition through the use of exercise, dietary improvements and nutritional supplements. "Exercise boosts insulin sensitivity, making the insulin produced by your pancreas more effective and reversing the downward spiral of insulin insensitivity commonly experienced by diabetics who fail to exercise."
Although Santa is hitting the treadmill twice daily, rapid weight loss is not the immediate goal. As explained by his team of nutritional health advisors (Connie Bennett, Byron Richards, Mike Adams and Dr. Gabriel Cousens), one of the goals of cardiovascular exercise is to reactivate the body's calorie-burning biochemistry and enhance Santa's fitness, bone density and lean body mass, which will cause him to naturally burn more calories even when riding in his sleigh. Another benefit of exercise is that it helps circulate all the nutrients Santa has been consuming since reforming his diet earlier this month.
"Exercising like this is really convenient for my schedule," explained Santa, who is able to make lists -- and check them twice -- while walking on the treadmill at a steady, comfortable pace. "I plan to do all my Christmas lists this way from now on."
As Santa continues to improve his nutrition and exercise habits, NaturalNews will publish details on the humor index page. You can also follow this story at SugarShockBlog.com.
About the author: Mike Adams is a natural health researcher, author and award-winning journalist with a strong interest in personal health, the environment and the power of nature to help us all heal He is a prolific writer and has published thousands of articles, interviews, reports and consumer guides, and he is well known as the creator of popular downloadable preparedness programs on financial collapse, emergency food storage, wilderness survival and home defense skills. Adams is an honest, independent journalist and accepts no money or commissions on the third-party products he writes about or the companies he promotes. In 2010, Adams created TV.NaturalNews.com, a natural living video sharing site featuring thousands of user videos on foods, fitness, green living and more. He also founded an environmentally-friendly online retailer called BetterLifeGoods.com that uses retail profits to help support consumer advocacy programs. He's also the founder and CEO of a well known email mail merge software developer whose software, 'Email Marketing Director,' currently runs the NaturalNews email subscriptions. Adams also serves as the executive director of the Consumer Wellness Center, a non-profit consumer protection group, and practices nature photography, Capoeira, martial arts and organic gardening. He's also author of numerous health books published by Truth Publishing and is the creator of several consumer-oriented grassroots campaigns, including the Spam. Don't Buy It! campaign, and the free downloadable Honest Food Guide. He also created the free reference sites HerbReference.com and HealingFoodReference.com. Adams believes in free speech, free access to nutritional supplements and the ending of corporate control over medicines, genes and seeds. Known by his callsign, the 'Health Ranger,' Adams posts his missions statements, health statistics and health photos at www.HealthRanger.org
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