Nutrition, Fitness Tips and More
HEALTH & FITNESS SOLUTIONS FOR AMERICA''S GROWING OBESITY PROBLEM
The CDC (Center for Disease Control) reports that during the past 20 years, obesity among adults has risen significantly in the United States. The latest data from the National Center for Health Statistics show that 30% of U.S. adults 20 years of age and older—over 60 million people— are obese. Unhealthy diet and physical inactivity can cause or aggravate many chronic diseases and conditions, including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, stroke, and some cancers.
Click on link to see CNN''s video about America''s Overweight Society and other health issues.
In 2000, the total cost of obesity in the United States was estimated to be $117 billion. About $61 billion was for direct medical costs, and $56 billion was for indirect costs.
Regular physical activity should be a key part of any weight control effort. In addition, it has been proven that a healthy diet can help to lower people’s risk for many chronic diseases, including heart disease, stroke, some cancers, diabetes, and osteoporosis.
Today, we''re so busy and it''s easy to find reasons to avoid the gym or any kind of strenuous exercise. The good news is that there''s so much fitness equipment available on the market that developing a home fitness center is relatively easy and not too expensive. The bad news is that there''s so much home fitness equipment available, it''s difficult to know what to buy.
The decision must come from within to start living healthy. There are 1,440 minutes in every day. Eat Right & schedule 30 of them for physical activity! See below resources and articles and review the numerous posts within our various categories to help you start or continue to reach your fitness goals.
RESOURCES FOR MEAL PLANNING
Cookin'' With Google - Provide a list of ingredients and get a list of receipes
Dietary Guidelines for Americans- Make smart food & physical activity choices
Interactive Meal Planner - Guides daily meal choices for one day''s calorie allowance
MyPyramid Plan - Dietary Guidelines, make healthful food and activity choices
HEALTH & FITNESS RESOURCES
Fitness Calculators - Body Mass Index, Ideal Weight, Sleep Needs and others
Mayo Clinic - 7 benefits of regular physical activity
Medicine Plus - Trusted health information from the National Library of Medicine
MyFit - Best workout and exercise programs
Nutrition for Everyone - Healthy Weight, Quick Tips & Resources for Everyone
Nutrition.gov - Government info on food and human nutrition
Pump Fiction - Federal Trade Commission''s Tips for Buying Exercise Equipment
Healthy eating to help prevent cardiovascular disease
Supplementing Your Bowflex Home Gym