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How To Get Your Resolution Back On Track

Set a Goal By Joining Team Diabetes

Have you ever been to Iceland? What about Rio de Janeiro? Easter Island?

I've visited all of those places as a member of Team Diabetes and this summer I'm back on board to complete my 5th marathon and I'm heading back to Reykjavik.

The best way to keep a resolution is to set a goal.  Getting the right training apps on your phone to give you some great workouts is a good start. But when you set a goal and have a finish line, the motivation to get there is all the more pressing.

Joining Team Diabetes helps you raise awareness for a disease that affects more than 9 million Canadians.  Raising awareness is important because more than 90% of people living with diabetes in Canada have Type 2 diabetes.  

Type 2 is largely preventable.  Living an active healthy lifestyle is your best defence against Type 2. Training to walk or run a 10k, half marathon or full marathon is a great first step to committing to a healthy life choice.

You're also raising money for the Canadian Diabetes Association as you train and prepare for the event.

Those funds are important:

• $500 pays for 20 hours of world-class diabetes research, bringing us closer to a cure every day.

• $200 sends a child to one of our diabetes summer camps for one day.

• $125 allows one person affected by diabetes to attend an education session featuring guest speakers and demonstrations on effective diabetes management.

• $50 provides a full day of training for two volunteers who help educate and raise awareness of diabetes.

The Rio Marathon is in July, Reykjavik Marathon is in August and the registration deadlines are are quickly approaching.  

Grab some friends, talk it over, set a goal for yourself and get ready to check off a bunch of bucket list items on the adventure of a lifetime.