Walker of Garden Hill’ to step up fight against her diabetes after symptoms flare up – CBC

Jan 23, 2019

It was exercise that got Clara Monias moving her feet and taking control of her diabetes. But after getting out of the habit her condition worsened, and now the grandmother — once dubbed “The walker of Garden Hill” — is charting a path back down that road to good health.

It was thinking about family that pushed Monias to make a change in 2011.

“I wanted to be healthy for my grandchildren so I can take care of them. I’ve got 14,” said Monias, from Garden Hill First Nation, about 475 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg.

Her health did a 180 after she began walking daily. She felt active and her health was in control.

The walking routine fell by the wayside, as did the health benefits, but the improvements Monias once experienced are backed up by science.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/walking-exercise-prescription-1.4989056

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