Health

By: Abby Kaiser

Be Physically Active

Physical activity is any body movement that works your muscles and requires more energy than resting. To be physically active you can make it a part of your daily routine, and keep track of the progress you are making. According to National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, “People that aren’t physically fit are at higher risk for a heart attack during vigorous activity than a person who is physically fit” (5). In other words, National Heart Long and Blood Institute is saying that you should be physically active or you are at higher risk of a heart attack and could possibly die sooner. If you are active and stay active you could be at a lower risk of having diabetes, cancers, and it could help you with your thinking if the future and when you are elder (National Heart Lung and Blood Institute 2, 3).

Statistics on Health

Are organic foods really better for you? First of all, organic foods are way more expensive that foods that are sprayed with pesticides. Organic foods aren’t exactly more healthy or better for you (New researchers 1). According to Maureen Salamon, “Scientists found no consistent differences in vitamin content between organic and conventional foods and few significant differences in health benefits. They did not, however, that organic produce is 30 percent less likely to be contaminated with pesticides than conventional fruits and vegetables- though the pesticide levels of all foods fell within allowable limits- and that organic chicken and pork appeared to lessen exposure to antibiotic-resistant bacteria” (2). In other words, the only major difference between organic and conventional foods is that organic foods are less likely to be contaminated with pesticides.

Healthy Foods to Eat

We should learn to eat more healthy foods because the obesity rate is going up in the United States. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years. Children aged 6 to 11 increased from 6.5% to 19.6%. Adolescents aged 12 to 19 years, obesity increased from 5% to 18.1% (2). In other words, we should eat better foods for you like pasta, almonds, apples, blueberries, broccoli, red beans, salmon, spinach, sweet potatoes, and vegetable juice. To have a healthy diet, the foods you eat should have an excellent source of fiber, vitamins, or nutrients, high in vitamins, and low calories (1). Also, taking daily multivitamins could lower cancer by 8%.

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