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Celebrate National Wellness Month

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August is National Wellness Month, a time to focus on self-care, managing stress and promoting healthy routines. The articles we compiled below discuss nutrition, exercise and standards of care—all the things that we hope you will share with your colleagues, patients and clients.

 “Wellness” at Any Age

Becky Dorner & Associates

This article discusses the key components of wellness, the importance of annual wellness visits for older adults, and the RDN’s role.

Exercise for Older Adults

MedlinePlus

Learn about the importance of exercise for older adults and the four main types of exercise. Access helpful resources and information on setting fitness goals, benefits of physical activity and more.

Food & Fitness After 50: Eat Well, Move Well, Be Well Self Study Course

Becky Dorner & Associates

The information in this course can assist you to help your clients learn how to embrace aging, accept challenges and gain the confidence to eat well, move well and be well.

Cutting About 300 Calories a Day Might Benefit Your Heart, Study Finds

CNN

A new study shows that cutting just 300 calories from your daily diet could significantly benefit your cardiovascular health. This article discusses the findings from the study and the evidence that suggests calorie restriction can protect the heart.

Resources for Healthy Eating

ChooseMyPlate.gov

This is a great place to access resources on nutrition, including toolkits, print materials, seasonal resources, quizzes, infographics and more.

American Diabetes Association® Issues Critical Updates to the 2019 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes

American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) issued important updates to the 2019 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes (Standards of Care), focused on improving cardiovascular and renal health in people with type 2 diabetes.

Living Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes

American Diabetes Association

As of July 2019, the ADA has issued important updates to the 2019 Standards of Care, focusing on new metrics for continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) utilization and new medication options and recommendations for youth and adults with type 2 diabetes.

Nutrition Therapy for Adults With Diabetes or Prediabetes: A Consensus Report

American Diabetes Association

This report provides evidence-based guidance about individualizing nutrition therapy for adults with diabetes or prediabetes. Strong evidence supports the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of nutrition therapy as a component of quality diabetes care.

2019 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes Webinar

Becky Dorner & Associates

This new webinar discusses the recent updates to the 2019 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes and what that means for your patients/clients with diabetes.

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