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Number 155: Exercise

June 1, 2011

By David Mendosa


A Big Bear

May 25, 2011

Yukon Territory, Canada

  • My New Diabetes Articles for HealthCentral:

    Last month HealthCentral published four more of my diabetes articles about all aspects of the condition:

    Exercise to Control A1C
    For years the experts have been telling us that exercise is important for us to control our diabetes. But they never told us how important it is. Even the experts didn’t know. Until now.

    When is a Salad Not
    Salad is health food. Salad is unhealthy. The answer to this riddle is what you call “salad.”

    Eating Late
    When we eat may be as important as how much. This is the message for anyone who would like to lose weight, a group that includes the majority of Americans and the overwhelming proportion of people with diabetes.

    Donating Diabetes Data
    Recording and sharing how well we control our diabetes helps us to do it better. A new study has mined the information stored in a diabetes social media site for public health research. They are also helping the whole diabetes community.

  • Fitness and Photograph for Fun:
  • Last month I published 10 more of my articles on staying fit by getting the activity we need. Photography is what does it for me:

    Away from Wray
    Returning from the Greater Prairie-Chicken mating dance near Wray, Colorado, I saw even more birds near Bonny Lake.

    This is the season for many species of birds to be born in Boulder. I watched the gestation of Great Horned Owls and the nest of an Osprey. But I was even more diligent in watching another drama unfold even closer to home.

    Our Backyard
    For people like me who live in Boulder, Colorado, our backyard is Rocky Mountain National Park. One one day I saw and photographed goslings, ducks, owls, bluebirds, sheep, beavers, lots of elk, and and several deer.

    Prospect Park
    Not until my third trip to Prospect Park did I find the duck that I had sought so diligently. What a thrill to finally see my first Mandarin Duck ever!

    Touring the Arsenal
    I toured Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge on two weekends this month. One tour was a photography tour hosted by the arsenal itself and the other was a birding tour of Denver Field Ornithologists, of which I am now a member. Who would have thought that I would become a field ornithologist!

    The Great Stupa
    My current journey to Alaska and back began almost a month ago with a single stop. My first stop was the Shambhala Mountain Center at Red Feather Lakes, about 90 miles north of Boulder. I especially wanted to see the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya there.

    Echo Park
    Echo Park in Dinosaur National Monument, which straddles the Colorado-Utah border, is one of my favorite places on earth. I camped within a short walk of the confluence of the Green and Yampa rivers. Echo Park itself is justly famous in the history of conservation.

    Ruby Lake
    Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge is a large oasis in the desert. It is marshland that attracts countless migratory birds. It certainly attracts me.

    Hart Mountain
    The highlight so far of my trip through the American West to Alaska happened only because I didn’t ask the right question.

    Pilgrimage to Powell's
    Passing through Portland, Oregon, I made a point to stay an extra day so that I could explore one of the biggest book stores in the world.

  • Dr. Bernstein's Webcast

    If you have any interest in controlling your diabetes by low-carb eating, one of the best resources is Dr. Richard K. Bernstein's monthly webcast. It's an hour of excellent diabetes education.

    Dr. Bernstein's next live tele-seminar is Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at 7 p.m. CST, 8 p.m. EST, 6 p.m. MST, and 5 p.m. PST. He designed it to answer your most important questions concerning diabetes and to offer his thoughts on the latest developments in this area.

    The seminar is free. You can click here to register: It's also available as a live webcast both on the Internet and by phone.

    If you missed the last webcast on May 25, that one is now available to you free. Just go to the link below to listen to some great information from it:

  • Searching for My Articles

    Whenever you want to find anything that I have written about diabetes -- whether on my website or on the Health Central Network -- the easiest way is to use the search tool on my site. You can search for all of the articles on my site or for the "Diabetes Developments" blog or the "Fitness and Photography for Fun" blog or what I have written at Health Central.

    Just go to and check which one of the four sites you want to search and enter what you want to find in the search block.



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