Posts Tagged ‘healthy lifestyles’

Workouts for Your Brain & Body

November 8, 2012

Neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s can ravage the human mind. Yet even for those of us who are mercifully spared the cognitive decline that comes with disease, the mere passage of time can render us less mentally fit than we once were. The good news, though, is that a number of highly respected sources say that a loss of lucidity and memory is not inevitable as our healthy brains age.

The Mayo Clinic has endorsed a regimen of physical and mental exercises to keep your gray matter in shape decade after decade. In a study done in 2012 the Mayo Clinic  showed that teaming computer use with moderate exercise produced a remarkable synergistic effect that appears to reduce the odds of experiencing memory loss. This protection held true even for people in their 70s, 80s, and 90s.

Since you’re reading this, we know you’re already a computer user so make sure you don’t skip your thrice-weekly walk or whatever else you’ve designated as your favorite way to get moving. Your brain will thank you for that!   Posted by Sandra Forsyth

Mr. Divabetic plays his nutrition game, Serve, Taste or Trash! with New Yorkers at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Central Park

TUNE IN: Free Diabetes ‘PINK FRIDAY’ Podcast Inspired by Nicki Minaj saluting Breast Cancer Survivors living with diabetes and  raising awareness for Domestic Violence with guests: Connie Frazier RD, CDE, Kathy Gold RN, CDE, Catherine Schuller, Connie Elder, Mama Rose Marie and Leola C., from Grand Rapids, MI living with type 1 diabetes

See Mr. Divabetic’s nutrition game, Serve, Taste or Trash!  You must decide which one you’d serve, which one you’d taste and which one you’d trash.

Before you decide to “trash” a veggie for good, why not try to eat it raw? Raw veggies can be more appetizing than their cooked counterparts to people who aren’t crazy about vegetables. The flavors of raw veggies can be milder than those of cooked ones.

Meet Mr. Divabetic on his quest to glamorize good health at the American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Expo in Pittsburgh, PA.

Be Kind To Your Thighs: ‘No Fries Friday’ Health Challenge

June 1, 2012

No Fries Friday Health ChallengeTake  Divabetic’s ‘No French Fries on Friday’ health challenge and choose to not eat french fries today. Grab green!

There are good fats and bad fats. Bad fats are found in hydrogenated liquid oils such as coconut oil, palm oil and vegetable shortening.  They are also found in commercially processed foods like those popular fast food fries. While french fries may taste delicious and be difficult to turn away, it’s good practice to avoid them as best you can. There are 3,500 calories in 1 pound of fat. So, if you cut out 500 calories every day for one week, you can lose 1 pound of fat. Large french fries

When you’re craving a high-calorie snack, grab some air-popcorn instead — you’ll feel better afterwards, and you’ll be improving your health!

LISTEN NOW:  Studio d The Golden Rules of a Diabetes Diet

Reese Witherspoon Resists Reese’s Pieces So Can You!

May 15, 2012

Diva vs. DessertIn the age old battle of the bulge it seems like superstar divas are much better than the rest of us at fighting off temptations.  In this Diva Vs. Dessert duel,  Reese Witherspoon seems to be able to resist Reese’s Pieces with ease. What’s her secret?

Reese Witherspoon makes exercising and eating right a way of life. “I work out all the time anyway just to stay healthy. I don’t believe in crash dieting or anything like that,” she recently told Us Weekly.

She stays motivated by having a fitness buddy. She and husband Jim Toth run together and she also hikes with her dog — pretty smart since studies show that  dog owner walk more.

Reese also makes a point to change up her fitness routine. Besides going to both yoga and spin classes, Reese likes to get creative! The actress is a fan of YogaHop, which incorporates yoga poses with hip-hop, rock, and pop music.#divavsdessert

TUNE IN: Diva TalkRadio – Diabetes Roundtable hosted by Mr. Divabetic and featuring pretty powerful advice nutrition, fitness and diabetes self-care.

Cool off with Hot Top Chef Sam Talbot

July 27, 2011

Chef Sam Talbot

This month, which may very well be recorded as one of the hottest on record throughout the country, Divabetic is proud to feature Chef Sam Talbot on Diva TalkRadio Studio d, hosted by Max “Mr. Divabetic” Szadek. Chef Sam, living with type 1 diabetes for more than 10 years, is executive chef of Imperial #9 and Surf Lodge, both of New York State. Many remember Chef Sam as a semi-finalist on the second season of Bravo TV’s Top Chef. 

On Studio d, Chef Sam shares his recipe for a Blueberry Mojito using the sugar substitute Truvia, tips for healthy cooking, comfortable shoes and competing on reality TV.  We invite you to click here to listen to this episode and to download Chef Sam’s Blueberry Mojito from the Diva Reading Room.

Chef Sam's Blueberry Mojito

Mr. Divabetic’s Worry-Free Diabetes Wedding Advice

June 19, 2011

Diva TalkRadio: Diabetes Weddings

Here’s some diva-licious to help you to make sure my diabetes doesn’t get in the way of the biggest day of your life.

Worry-Free Diabetes Wedding Tip #2: Appoint a diabetes helpmate for the day of your wedding. This person could be a family member (sister, aunt, cousin) or good friend.  Try to avoid picking someone who will be as equally involved in the wedding as you like your maid of honor or mother. Their task is to remind you to check your blood sugars at various times throughout the day (before you take photos). If you let someone else focus on YOU then you’ll be able to relax and enjoy on your big day.

What happens to Julia Roberts on her wedding day in the film, “Steel Magnolias”  is sooooo ‘80‘s! Today, your wedding can be ‘diabetes’ drama free.

Get more glamorous glucose advice from real-life brides and our panel of experts in food, fashion and fitness! Listen to “The Divabetic Brides Guide to Diabetes” special diabetes radio podcast hosted by the marvelous Mr. Divabetic on DivaTalkRadio: Diabetes Radio this Tuesday, June 21/2011 6:00 PM, EDT.

Be On The Show: Share your blood sugar wedding stories: (347) 215-8551 #BlogTalkRadio

We’re podcasting with attitude! Tune in to a full year of Diva TalkRadio programs at

Mr. Divabetic’s Worry-Free Diabetes Wedding Tips for Divas

June 18, 2011

Diva TalkRadio: Diabetes Weddings

Here’s some diva-licious advice to help you to make sure my diabetes doesn’t get in the way of the biggest  day of your life.

Worry-Free Diabetes Wedding Day Tip #1: Stage a blood sugar dress rehearsal. Before the day of your wedding, recreate your planned schedule.  On your wedding day, do you plan to be working out? Waking earlier than normal for hair/makeup? How late do you plan on eating at the reception? Try to follow a basic outline from bridal pampering to ‘party hardy’ at your reception. Most experts recommend that you recreate your planned schedule at least  twice.

Get more great advice from real-life brides and experts in food, fashion and fitness! Listen to “The Divabetic Brides Guide to Diabetes” special diabetes radio podcast hosted by the marvelous Mr. Divabetic on DivaTalkRadio: Diabetes Radio this Tuesday, June 21/2011 6:00 PM, EDT.

Be On The Show: Share your blood sugar wedding stories: (347) 215-8551 #BlogTalkRadio

We’re podcasting with attitude! Tune in to a full year of Diva TalkRadio programs at



Are You Juggling Or Struggling With Your Diabetes?

June 11, 2011

Are You Juggling Or Struggling With Diabetes? on Diva TalkRadio

This month on Diva TalkRadio, The Girl’s Guide To Diabetes asks the Charlie’s Angels of Outreach, “What advice can you offer to women who feel they have  no time for their own needs?”

Share your story and let us know how well you do juggling your  responsibilities with  family, work, and home life along with your  health.

Tune in to hear what “the Charlie’s Angels of Outreach” (3 of the smartest and sexiest certified diabetes educators from across the country) have to say about this HOT TOPIC  as well as the other important issues facing women touched by diabetes. Plus, don’t miss out on the Broadway Baritone helping us to  pass the boa! with Ms. Angie, from Philadelphia. LISTEN NOW:

Mr. Divabetic hosts an all new Diva TalkRadio – Diabetes Roundtable program on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, 6 – 6:30 PM, EST. Call-in to the Diva Hotline: (347) 215-8551 with your questions and comments.We’re podcasting with attitude!

For more info on Girl’s Guide to Diabetes (“Empowering women to live their best life with diabetes”)  go to:


Diva TalkRadio Diabetes Roundtable

April 6, 2011

Divabetic’s Love Luther Month continues on Tuesday’s edition of Diva TalkRadio Diabetes Roundtable. Mr. Divabetic assembles an entourage of guests including Divabetic’s Charlie’s Angels of Diabetes Outreach: Jessica Issler, RD, CDE; Judi Wilcox, RD, CDE; and MaryAnn Horst Nicolay, BA, DTR; in a discussion of hot topics courtesy of American Beauties Plus Pageant (; celebrity makeup artist Yago “Stay Pretty” Jones with beauty care tips, Divabetic’s Mama Rose Marie with a self-care commentary and Stan the Announcer Man with his list of favorite Luther Vandross songs. Plus, a round of Diabetes Numerology with Jason A., a super dude from Beaver Dam, WI, and a visit to Boston Market for our Dining Out with a Dietitian menu review of healthy food choices. Calls and comments welcome during the show. Dial 1-347-215-8551. Set your alarm for Tuesday, April 12, 6:00 p.m. (ET) and log on to the most entertaining health radio show on the internet:

Winter Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle

February 15, 2011

Connie Frazier, one of Divabetic’s outstanding Charlie’s Angels of Diabetes Outreach, wanted to share some advice for the winter season. 

Connie Frazier, RD, LDN, CDE

Keeping active during the cold winter months can be challenging.   Regular physical activity is paramount for Divas to maintain a healthy weight and control blood glucose levels.  Consider wearing a pedometer to track steps.  Strategies that Divas can incorporate to increase steps while staying warm include mall walking, looping the periphery of a large store, walking in place during TV commercial breaks and following exercise tapes.   Every step that Divas take is beneficial in achieving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.   You go girls!!! 

Connie is one of Divabetic’s Charlie’s Angels of Diabetes Outreach and Care. You can hear more advice from Connie and the angels every month on Diva TalkRadio.

Divabetic’s Charlie’s Angels on the Loveline!

February 6, 2011
Don’t miss Jessica Issler, RD, CDE, Judi Wilcox, RD, CDE and Connie Frazier, RD, LDN, CDE, in a love-inspired hot topics discussion Tuesday night, 6pm (ET) on Diva TalkRadio!

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