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Eating around exercise by Reema Patel

14 March 2019

Reema is a Registered Dietitian (RD) with degrees in Dietetics and Sports & Exercise Nutrition (BSc, MSc). Her interests lie within weight management, Type 2 Diabetes and exercise nutrition. She enjoys debunking nutrition myths and helping people to reach their journey, to improve on their overall health and wellbeing. In her spare time, Reema loves lifting weights at the gym or kickboxing as well as going for country walks. Though her favourite hobby is cooking for her friends and family, as well as trying out new foods whenever she can! Have you ever thought about the effect that food has on your performance when you work...

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Stress and Diabetes

7 ways to help cope with stress when you have diabetes

22 March 2019

Everyone experiences stress from time to time. Stress-triggers can be all around us, from work and home life to finances and health needs. Experiencing stress when you have diabetes can be particularly challenging as it can have a knock on effect on how you manage your condition.

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Eating around exercise  by Reema Patel

14 March 2019

Reema is a Registered Dietitian (RD) with degrees in Dietetics and Sports & Exercise Nutrition (BSc, MSc). Her interests lie within weight management, Type 2 Diabetes and exercise nutrition. She enjoys debunking nutrition myths and helping people to reach their journey, to improve on their overall health and wellbeing. In her spare time, Reema loves lifting weights at the gym or kickboxing as well as going for country walks. Though her favourite hobby is cooking for her friends and family, as well as trying out new foods whenever she can! Have you ever thought about the effect that food has on your performance when you work...

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7 Tips for Blood Glucose Management

5 March 2019

Management of ‘in-range’ blood glucose can be a challenge if you live with diabetes. There are many factors that can cause sugars to spike or drop and your body is likely to have its own unique reaction to them. Here we take a look at seven ways to help you better manage your blood glucose levels. 1. Prioritise healthy carbs Living with diabetes involves a complex relationship with carbohydrates. Carbs may be the main source of energy in a diet and yet not having the right amount can cause hypos or hypers. Simple carbs like pasta and white bread can cause spikes in glucose levels. Try choosing complex, high-...

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Karen's OurPath journey

19 February 2019

OurPath is a 3-month programme designed to help build healthier habits and change lifestyle behaviours. OurPath draws on the latest behavioural change science and combines a variety of tried and tested elements into one holistic package. It is designed to restore healthier habits rather than short-term weight loss. Here we hear from Karen, a happy OurPath member who found the programme helpful as she took control of her eating habits.

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Healthy Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day - by Rachael Ebanks-Gold

13 February 2019

Rachael is a nutrition and lifestyle coach for OurPath: a 3-month health behaviour change programme, focussed on building healthier habits for the long term. The nutrition and lifestyle coaches are all registered nutrition professionals and are there for support, guidance and gently challenging existing thought processes, to assist in the development of lasting behaviour change. With the fast approach of arguably the most romantic day of the year, how do you plan on celebrating the love in your life? Often we exchange indulgent gifts and experiences, such as...

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Diabetes apps & blood sugar apps

4 February 2019

Modern smartphone apps can be powerful tools for managing diabetes and helping you keep to your healthy lifestyle. We look at some of the things these handy tools can do for you.

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High intensity interval training workouts

23 January 2019

Struggling to find time for a fitness regime? If you’re up for a challenge, high-intensity interval training may be the right option for you. What do you do when you’re highly motivated to get healthy, but struggle to find the time? The solution, according to many, is high-intensity interval training, or ‘HIIT’.

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Fact or myth? 5 diabetes truths

14 January 2019

Like many medical conditions, diabetes is often misunderstood. And it’s easy to get confused by the sheer amount of information out there. Is sugar the cause? And can you really drive with diabetes? In this post, we bust some myths and give you the truth behind some common questions. 1. Does sugar cause diabetes? Sugar doesn’t directly cause diabetes. But it’s still one of the most common myths about the condition. When it comes to type 1, there is no link between eating sugary foods and developing the auto-immune condition. Contributing factors could include genetics and some viruses, but the exact cause...

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