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.
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With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving NaturalNews.com. He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a massive research resource now featuring over 10 million scientific studies.
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