Healthy Living for ME to offer National Diabetes Prevention Program

Healthy Living for ME will be offering the National Diabetes Prevention Program to Mainers in 2022. The workshop is for adults who are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes or who have pre-diabetes. It is estimated that over 86,000 Mainers are aware they have prediabetes.

“I can say from personal experience that the National Diabetes Prevention Program is life-changing. When I was diagnosed with prediabetes, I took the course and what I learned not only helped prevent me from developing diabetes but also helped me live a healthier lifestyle overall,” said Gerard Queally, president and CEO of Spectrum Generations and a managing partner of Healthy Living for ME. “If you are pre-diabetic or at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes, please reach out to us to learn more about this program and how it can help you.”

Healthy Living for ME will be offering the National Diabetes Prevention Program

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Healthy Living for ME offers workshops to help Mainers focus on wellness in the New Year

This January, Healthy Living for ME is kicking off 2022 with several new workshop sessions. Available statewide, with in-person, virtual, and telephonic options, the workshops address a variety of health needs and are open to adult Mainers of all ages.

“As we approach the New Year, many people are thinking about improving their health. Healthy Living for ME is here to help Mainers on their wellness journey, and we’re committed to making our workshops as accessible as possible to people across the state,” said Jen Paquet, training manager of Healthy Living for ME. “We encourage people to look through our upcoming workshops and contact us to register or discuss what we offer.”

Many of Healthy Living for ME’s workshops are free to the participant, while others have a low cost. For virtual workshops, participants who do not have the necessary technology may be eligible to borrow an iPad from Healthy

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Our 8 Favorite Books in 2021 for Healthy Living

How 50 Inspiring Poems Can Heal and Bring Joy to Your Life
By Dr. Norman Rosenthal

Dr. Rosenthal is a clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine and is best known for pioneering the use of light therapy for seasonal affective disorder. He also believes that in a year of crisis and unrest, poetry can be a great source of comfort and healing. “Poetry opens up spaces in the mind in which other things can enter, whether it’s about just seeing good in the world or finding someone who understands,” he told me this year. “I prescribe medicines when needed. I prescribe therapy, empathy, exercise and meditation and light in winter. I prescribe a lot of things. And yes, I prescribe poetry as well.”

A Roadmap to Resilience in the Pandemic Era
By Dr. Jennifer Ashton (with Sarah Toland)

Dr. Ashton, an

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Brits to get free shopping vouchers & cinema tickets if they can prove they’re living healthy

BRITS in this lucky city are set to receive free shopping vouchers and cinema tickets – but only if they can prove they’re living healthily, the Government has said.

Anyone living in Wolverhampton will be able to collect points for exercising and healthy eating after the Government chose the West Midlands city for its new healthy living pilot.

Wolverhampton residents will be able to collect points for exercising and eating healthily


Wolverhampton residents will be able to collect points for exercising and eating healthilyCredit: Alamy

The Government trial aims to assess whether people will lead healthier lives when offered incentives.

They’ll be able to earn points for things like theme park tickets, gym passes and clothes or food vouchers, according to the Department of Health and Social Care.

Residents who take part will be given a fitness tracker linked to an app which will encourage them to increase their step count and eat more fruit and vegetables.

And, if they display

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