Fort Berthold Diabetes Program

Holiday Focus

By Pearl Mandan- Education Tech

Seasons greeting!! As we enter into the Holiday season, I hope everyone is feeling well and looking forward to a great Holiday and New Year. Over the Holidays it can be easy to fall off track from a workout routine or diet, especially with the large holiday meals and the stress of gift shopping.  However we do have some tips and advice to help you stay on course or to start a new routine if need be.

If you’re starting back into your workout journey after taking some time off, starting with low-impact cardio may be the right option for you. Low-impact cardio is a workout introduction to your body that will give you a good sweat but does not strain your muscles as much. This type of exercise would include chair exercise or fifteen minutes of cardio exercise. Remember cleaning and everyday household activities such as vacuuming, putting clothes away or hanging Xmas lights counts as physical activity.   Doing these workouts for at least a couple of weeks will help strengthen your body and will allow for an increase your endurance.

There is no need for high dollar equipment to do your workouts at home. Consider using your home furniture for your equipment, such as using your chairs for arm dips or your wall for pushups. If you don’t have any weights at home, you can use soup cans or water bottles. Resistance bands are also a great way to strengthen your muscles and you can buy these on Amazon or any Walmart or Target. You can also pick up a resistance band at our facility, just call ahead and we will get one set up for you. 

The Fort Berthold Diabetes Program has four dynamic workout sessions that you can do in the comfort of your home. These videos will be available at any time of the day, the classes will be streamed on either our Facebook Live page “Fort Berthold Diabetes” or Zoom. We also offer Zumba classes on Tuesday through Friday and also available on our website and YouTube “Fort Berthold Diabetes Program”. So don’t sweat it if you missed our live class.

 Our dieticians can help you with several plans to eat healthy not only during the Holiday Season but any time of the year. We do have several healthy recipes for your Holiday meals available on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Our dieticians Shelby Stein and Celeste Hart have several recipes available on our website and will gladly share them with you. 

These tools will help you develop a healthier lifestyle, and you can incorporate it with your family and friends, by helping your circle stay motivated through encouragement, and by trying new classes. By staying consistent with your workouts and making healthy eating choices, this will give you the results that you’re looking for. We also have our registered dieticians here to help you with healthier eating habits, call our office at (701) 627-7931 and an appointment will be set up for you. Be safe and Happy Holidays from the Fort Berthold Diabetes Program!