Most of you have probably heard of Beachbody or have seen one of their infomercials for P90X®, Insanity®, or Slim in 6®, or one of their many other weight loss and home fitness programs. The Beachbody Team has set out to end the trend towards obesity in America and is tackling it by providing a variety of solutions to people’s exercise and diet needs. They offer home fitness programs of several types and for many different skill levels, each designed to help the user improve their level of fitness and health.
Most of you also recognize the connection between obesity and medical problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and diabetes. In America today, obesity is one of our deadliest contributors to poor health, and threatens our quality of life.
Diabetes, often associated with obesity is not linked only to obesity and it is important to know that you could be at risk without realizing it. According to the American Diabetes Association, “Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. Millions of Americans have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and many more are unaware they are at high risk. Some groups have a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes than others. Type 2 diabetes is more common in African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, as well as the aged population.” Please visit the ADA for more information.
The development of Kathy Smith’s project:YOU! Type2 was completed “in conjunction with doctors, certified diabetes educators, and the American Diabetes Association” according to its promotion on the Beachbody website. (Video Link) The program includes a workout guide and exercise DVDs, a cookbook, mix and match meal cards, and more, all centered on helping people with Type 2 Diabetes.
This program is not just another home fitness program. This is a lifestyle change designed to improve your health and help you to better your odds when it comes to combating type 2 diabetes, and it has been designed with the combined influences of experts in the field of diabetes and fitness.
A second product offered through Beachbody may provide an additional benefit to diabetic sufferers. While many weight loss or meal replacement shakes on the market today can boost the sugar content in the user and be unsafe for people suffering from diabetes, a new product called Shakeology® has shown that it helps to control the glycemic index. (See Video)
Shakeology® is only available through Independent Team Beachbody Coaches like Fitness Coach Jim who can also help connect you with Kathy Smith’s project:YOU! Type2.
The people with Team Beachbody, and the coaches like Fitness Coach Jim do care about your health and encourage you to see your doctor regularly and to get checked for any possible health conditions such as diabetes, and to check with your personal physician before starting any fitness or diet program.
Know that when you decide that you need to make a change in your health for the better, that help is out there, and so are alternatives to expensive gym memberships and fancy fitness clubs, and this help can be found through people like Fitness Coach Jim.