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Health Tip: Setting Goals for a Healthier Lifestyle

They could help prevent diabetes

(HealthDay News) -- If you're at risk for type 2 diabetes, making some lifestyle changes can help you keep the disease at bay.

The American Diabetes Association suggests:

  • Evaluate the changes you need to make, and choose those you want to make first. Don't try to change too much at once.
  • Keep your change goals short-term, realistic and specific.
  • Set one or two eating-related goals, and one physical activity goal.
  • Make goals specific, such as swapping your nightly bowl of ice cream for a bowl of fruit. Don't just make it a goal to eat more fruit.
  • Write down your goals (one to three at a time is ideal) and put them somewhere visible, such as on your mirror.

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