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Nutrition and Fitness


On this Flyer you are going to learn about Nutrition and Fitness. You are going to learn how to stay healthy by eating right and by exercising. Nutrition is very important because if you don’t eat healthy foods you are at risk of getting diabetes and other diseases. Physical fitness is also very important because if you don't exercise then you are at risk of becoming overweight or obese. When you're overweight or obese it is uncomfortable to do everyday activities and may even cause death.

What Causes Unhealthiness

Eating Habits

  • Processed foods/Fast foods

  • Parents giving unhealthy foods to children at a young age

  • Toxic exposure in the foods and drinks we eat

Smoking and Drinking
  • Drinking will intoxicate your body and prevent you from eating well

Too much stress
    • Can affect your health, activity and lifestyle

Prescription Drugs
    • Can affect your lungs, health and metabolism


Lack of physical activity

  • Technology (Video Games, Television, Smart Phones)

  • Not enough Time

  • Too Tired

  • Kids

  • Exercise is Boring

Symptoms that tell you your Unhealty

Hard Time Sleeping

You catch a lot of colds and flu’s

Your lips crack

Your skin is always breaking out

Clothes Feel Tighter

Extra fat around the waist

Who Gets It?

Is this disease or condition genetic? Is it inherited from your family?

Yes obesity can be genetic. Obesity can be directly caused by diseases like Bardet-Biedl syndrome and Prader-Willi syndrome. It is also caused by eating too much

Who is at greatest risk?

People who are at greatest risk of becoming obese are non-hispanic white women and hispanic men.

Where is this disease or condition commonly found? (Specific countries; specific locations, ie:cities, farms, factories, etc.)

Obesity is most common in the U.S.A. because of all the fast food restaurants, fast paced lifestyle and processed foods.

How is it Diagnosed?

One way that obesity is diagnosed is by BMI (Body Mass Index). BMI is based on your weight and height that measures if your too skinny, normal, overweight or obese. BMI doesn't take into account the weight of your muscles or body type, therefore may not be 100% accurate.

Is it fatal? How can you Cure it?

You can possibly die from being to overweight. Some ways to make sure that this doesn't happen is to lower your calorie intake. Eat fish once a week, eat vegetables and try to eat less fried foods. Baking, grilling or broiling is healthier. Physical exercise is also very important. More intense workouts are better, but if you can't do that, start off slow. If working out is to much pressure on your joints, try doing things such as swimming, walking or exercises where you sit down. You should also try to eat different types of foods instead of eating the same thing over and over.

Extra Facts

1.70% of Americans are overweight or obese

2.Most people have to do 300 minutes of physical activity a week (moderate intensity) to meet their weight control goals.

3. What you eat affects the risk of you getting heart disease or a stroke. Heart attacks are the #1 killer in American women and men.

4.Over the past 30 years obesity has tripled in children.

5. 1 and 6 children ages 2-19 are obese

6.The CDC (Center For Disease Control) does not list obesity as a cause of death. Instead it list heart disease, which can be caused by Obesity.

7. Exercise builds brain power

8. Fitness gets rid of Stress.

9. Children and teens should get at least 60 minutes of exercise every day

10. Adults 18-65 years old should get at least30 minutes of exercise everyday.

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Stay Healthy!!

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