Healthy Lifestyle

Eat healthy today, be fit tomorrow

Are you eating too much junk food? Are you always watching T.V. and never exercising? Do you eat more unhealthy foods than healthy foods? Are you overweight? If you are any of these things, it is time to change. Fat kids become fat adults. Fat adults will become fatter adults. Stop obesity now!
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Did you know that unhealthy eating and physical inactivity are leading causes of death in the U.S.? Having a healthy lifestyle is important. To have a healthy lifestyle we can drink water instead of sugary drinks, have a good variety of healthy foods and plan meals ahead of time and shop for healthy ingredients, says SA health. Also, according to SA health, “poor nutrition can impair our daily health and wellbeing and reduce our ability to lead an enjoyable and active life. In the short term, poor nutrition can contribute to stress, tiredness and our capacity to work, and over time, it can contribute to the risk of developing some illnesses and other health problems such as: being overweight or obese, tooth decay, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease and stroke, type-2 diabetes, osteoporosis, some cancers, and depression.” When we eat healthy, we are “providing the nutrition our body needs to grow, maintain itself and function properly. A variety of fresh, whole foods serve as an ample source of nutrients. However, the typical American diet often lacks adequate levels of key nutrients such as potassium, dietary fiber, calcium and vitamin D. Over time, failing to get enough calcium can cause bone loss, low levels of vitamin D can cause bone weakness and not getting the recommended levels of potassium can lead to fatigue and muscle weakness. Fiber helps keep your colon healthy and reduces the risk of heart disease and diabetes”, says the article How Eating Healthy and Unhealthy Food Affect Your Body on Even though us Americans have very cheap, healthy foods available to us we chose to eat unhealthy. We will choose to have a burger or a shake, which makes us unhealthy and overweight. Almost 61% of American adults are overweight or obese! Now you just have to remember, when you have a choice between some fries or a bowl of fresh fruit, choose the fresh fruit even though the fries look better.

Plan for Action

Positive Reinforcement Brainstorm: If you are ready to have a more healthy lifestyle, start with a small goal. It is too hard to make a big change all at once. Start small: make a goal to eat at least 2 servings of fruit a day. Drink at least 6 cups of water a day. Do little bits of exercise at a time. Start by just walking around the block. You will start to notice changes happening. You may have more energy, you will feel in a better mood and you'll also have less of a chance of having a heart disease or stroke. After you get used to exercising and eating healthy you can step it up a little bit. Exercise more, drink more water and eat more healthy foods.

Negative Reinforcement Brainstorm: If you think it is easier to be a convenience eater, than you are putting your whole life at risk. You are risking your life to have diseases and have a shorter life. Eating unhealthy should not be the way to go. You are at risk to have tooth decay, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease and stroke, type-2 diabetes, osteoporosis, some cancers, and depression. Is eating fatty foods worth this? What will you chose?

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