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Family Fun Day About Decreasing Incidence of Diabetes

Friday, July 7, 2017 @ 5:45 AM

Prince George, B.C. –  There will be plenty of sunshine and lots of  fun at  tomorrow’s  Games Day  being hosted by Diabetes Canada.

The  event  is all about  promoting healthy lifestyles and the  earlier the better.  According to Diabetes Canada,  eleven million Canadians  have diabetes or  Pre-Diabetes.    Many of  those  with Diabetes  have Type 2,  which may be managed through a change in diet and increased physical  activity.

Boyanne Young  is the Northern B.C. branch Coordinator  for Diabetes Canada “Diabetes is on the increase in Canada,  especially Type two,  what we would like to encourage  people to  do some adaptations to their lifestyles to maybe decrease the percentage of people getting diabetes as they grow older.”

Tomorrow’s event  at the South Fort George Family Resource Centre  ( on LaSalle Avenue)  will feature healthy snacks and a number of activities to get people moving,

At a time  when  young folks are  hooked on video games  and  tablet games,   getting  kids  away from  the screen  can be a challenge  “It has to be fun” says Young, ” It has to be something they are really looking forward to.  It starts in the home with parents saying ‘hey let’s go for a walk’   or trying to get  kids involved in a physical activity.”

It’s not just the  young ones who need to  get active says  Young “It’s the adults too, as they grow older. it is in part  a change in physical activity  from  sitting  at work all day to coming home and sitting again instead of  getting up  and getting moving.”   She says  it could be as simple as  taking a walk around the block  after dinner   “It’s not only for your physical health,  it’s also for your mental health as well.”

Games Day starts at  10 tomorrow morning, and runs until 2 p.m.



Puttng a limit on the size of those drinks that are mainly sugar would be a step in the right direction. I swear some of those are a gallon in size, the kid takes a drink and their head completely disappears in the cup.

    Doesn’t work, NYC has proven this. The fatsos just buy 2 Big Gulps, instead of 1 giant unit.

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