Ed­i­tor’s note

Diabetic Living - - Contents - Alix Davis, Ed­i­tor

My hus­band turns 60 in a cou­ple of months. It’s a mile­stone birth­day and one that, not sur­pris­ingly, has him think­ing (a lot) about get­ting older. He’s in good health and we’d like to keep things that way, so I al­ways pull him up when he talks about the in­evitable de­cline into old age and the fact noth­ing can be done about it. Wrong! The fact is, it’s never too late to start fo­cus­ing on – and im­prov­ing – your health.

We took 10 myths about age­ing and busted them wide open – turn to page 86 to see what you can do to­day to put your­self in the best pos­si­ble po­si­tion as you age. You’d bet­ter be­lieve I’ll be leav­ing a copy of the mag­a­zine open on the cof­fee ta­ble for my hus­band to read!

Keep­ing ac­tive is im­por­tant at any age, and one of the cru­cial keys to main­tain­ing move­ment – and all the ben­e­fits that come with it – is find­ing some­thing you love to do. In our fea­ture Mov­ing with Joy (page 94), we spoke with Paul Water­straat, who be­gan run­ning in his mid 60s and dis­cov­ered it was some­thing he loved. He now reg­u­larly com­petes in events and loves the new per­spec­tive it gives him on the world. What type of move­ment brings you joy?

We can fuel our move­ment goals with good food and we’ve got plenty in this is­sue. Our reg­u­lar mid­week din­ners (and shop­ping list) start on page 16 and I’m ex­cited about stress­free din­ners (page 24) that are per­fect for mak­ing and freez­ing, or only need one pan. Are you a legume lover (or would like to be)? Check out our guide to cook­ing with dried beans on page 42, and then you might like to en­joy a sweet treat from our dessert fea­ture (page 58). If you would rather not cook at all, turn to our fea­ture on meal-de­liv­ery op­tions on page 82. They can be a sim­ple way to eat well, with­out step­ping into the kitchen. We hope you en­joy this is­sue and stay warm and well.

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