P.A.W.S – Physical Activity With Spot™ has been awarded recognition in the Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

“Fitness & Nutrition Coach, Renea L. Dahms, demonstrates fitness moves with your dog.”
CDC only recognizes programs that meet quality standards.

STEVENS POINT, WI – Today Pawsitively Unleashed! is proud to announce that P.A.W.S.~ Physical Activity With Spot™ has been awarded recognition by the CDC for their Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program.

A CDC-recognized lifestyle change program is a structured program—in person or online—developed specifically to prevent type 2 diabetes. It is designed for people who have prediabetes or are at risk for type 2 diabetes, but who do not already have diabetes.

Organizations that wish to offer CDC-recognized lifestyle change programs must submit an application and meet certain standards—such as having trained lifestyle coaches and using a CDC-approved curriculum. This ensures the programs are of high quality.

Research showed that people with prediabetes who take part in a structured lifestyle change program can cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% (71% for people over 60 years old). This finding was the result of the program helping people lose 5% to 7% of their body weight through healthier eating and 150 minutes of physical activity a week. For a person who weighs 200 pounds, losing 5% to 7% of their body weight means losing just 10 to 14 pounds. It doesn’t take a drastic weight loss to make a big impact.

And the impact of this program can last for years to come. Research has found that even after 10 years, people who completed a diabetes prevention lifestyle change program were one third less likely to develop type 2 diabetes.

According to Renea L. Dahms CDBC, Fitness & Nutrition Coach, “Participants in the program will learn to:

• Eat healthy without giving up all the foods they love
• Add physical activity to their lives, even if they don’t think you have time
• Deal with stress
• Cope with challenges that can derail hard work—like how to choose healthy food when eating out
• Get back on track if straying from the plan—because everyone slips now and then”

In order to qualify for the Diabetes Prevention Lifestyle Program, participants must be:

• At least 18 years old,
• Overweight (BMI > 25)*
• At high risk for developing type 2 diabetes
• Anyone interested in learning how to create a healthy, diabetes prevention lifestyle.

“We are excited to partner this lifestyle change program with P.A.W.S.~ Physical Activity With Spot™ as the benefits to people and their pets is immense!” exclaims Dahms.

The kick off for the 12-month program at P.A.W.S.~ Physical activity With Spot™ is Wednesday, February 8, 2017.

More information can be found at www.pawsitivelyunleashed.com/diabetes-prevention.html or by contacting Pawsitively Unleashed! at 715-347-3294.

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Company Name: Pawsitively Unleashed! Inc
Contact Person: Renea Dahms
Email: renea@pawsitivelyunleashed.com
Phone: 715-347-3294
Address:2109 Madison Street
State: Wisconsin
Country: United States
Website: www.pawsitivelyunleashed.com