Heart Healthy Blog by Boston Heart

Chad Knutson, RD, CDN, CDE, CSCS

As far back as I can remember I have always had a passion for being active. Studying biology in school and learning about how the body works and moves opened my eyes to the power of exercise and made me want to become a Personal Trainer. It was when my grandmother, who had been overweight, was finally able to change her life by adopting healthy eating habits that the impact of nutrition and healthy eating really clicked. The influence that both exercise and nutrition can have on someone’s life is fascinating and it’s the reason I chose to become a Coach. I’m a very caring and easygoing person by nature, but I’m also results driven. I have high expectations, yet honor the commitment, hard work, and patience it takes to achieve both my clients’ and my own personal goals. There’s no better feeling than inspiring and showing others how even small lifestyle changes can have a large impact on their life. Besides coaching, I also enjoy strength training, sports, kayaking, biking, and hiking with my wife and children.

Recent Posts

Why Exercise is So Important for Diabetics

Posted by Chad Knutson, RD, CDN, CDE, CSCS on Nov 28, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Exercise can play a key role in managing diabetes in several different ways such as improved glucose uptake, improved insulin sensitivity, and increased glucose tolerance. The American Diabetes Association recommends those with prediabetes or diabetes get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 90 minutes of vigorous exercise per week. Ideally, this is at least 30 minutes 5 days per week. Let’s look more closely at how exercise can help manage pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes.

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