Here we go. Part 3 in this series. I am glad you have been sticking with me.
So, you learned about the very real, very scary facts facing our society today. Obesity and overweight are killing us, quite literally. How can you get yourself and your family off this track and on to a healthier one? How can you stop making each generation bigger than the last?
Start with your diet. Todays diet of convenience and packaged foods is killing us. I know that we are so much busier than we were 30 years ago and the fast food industry knows it too. Big food companies are guilty too and are trying to trick you with their marketing. Using words like “natural”, “high protein”, “low fat” or so many more. These companies have taken advantage of the fact that we are aware we need to be healthier and are so busy. Not only is our health taking a hit, but so is our wallet. They are cashing in on our declining health.
Start making small changes in your daily nutrition.
- Don’t eat things out of a package
- Shop the perimeter of the store, this is where the whole healthy foods are, and try to stay clear of the aisles. The aisles usually have the highly processed foods with ingredients that we cannot even pronounce
- Eat mindfully, be slow and go to 80% full
- Drink lots of water to stave off hunger
- Get lots of sleep
For most healthy adults, the Department of Health and Human Services recommends these exercise guidelines:
Get at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity a week, or a combination of moderate and vigorous activity.
What does that look like?
30 minutes a day for 5 days of
- Aerobic Activity (running, walking, rowing, biking)
- Some resistance type activity (weight bearing)
- Some activity that is higher intensity
Good nutrition, physical activity, and a healthy body weight are essential parts of a person’s overall health and well-being. Together, these can help decrease a person’s risk of developing serious health conditions, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and cancer. A healthful diet, regular physical activity, and achieving and maintaining a healthy weight also are paramount to managing health conditions so they do not worsen over time.
We need to start making these changes today to stop the growing epidemic facing us.
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To your health,
Head Nutrition Coach
CF-L2, CF Kids, USAW
Precision Nutrition L-1
Healthy Steps Nutrition Certified