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You have the power to improve your health and get strong

Anna, our treasurer, works hard to get stronger with coach of the year, Amanda.  In practical terms, Anna is ready to rearrange a living room without injury.

You have the power to improve your physical and mental resilience, reduce injuries, and prevent the harms associated with Type 2 Diabetes.  

Building muscle mass improves immunity, acts as an antioxidant, is anti-inflammatory, and lowers blood sugars.  At GreatMed.org, we embrace lifestyle tools that demonstrate evidence of promoting good health for us and for our families.  That’s why we partner with Starting Strength.  A study of 100 aging people with type 2 diabetes found that those with more lean muscle mass had better control of their blood sugars and lower markers of oxidative stress.  The study highlighted other outcomes for people who build lean muscle mass, such as fewer falls, better overall functioning, fewer fragility fractures, and less premature death.[1]

How do we get strong?

Do you know someone who needs help in their yard?  Practical daily chores that recruit the whole body to move heavy objects can help us stay in shape.

Safely reach outside your comfort zone with the help of a strength coach or trainer.  Amanda from Starting Strength (pictured below) will be walking us through basic lifting techniques at our next event.

Practical, evidence-based tools are what we’re all about!

[1]Alabadi, B., et al. Low Muscle Mass Is Associated with Poorer Glycemic Control and Higher Oxidative Stress in Older Patients with Type 2 Diabetes, 2023. Nutrients, 15(14), 3167. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu15143167

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Miles Hassell, MD