Thursday, January 15, 2009

Eat Smart, Move More - Stay Healthy

Perhaps the most important aspect of your health is NUTRITION. Without proper nutrition, the muscles and organs of your body cannot function correctly. Nutrition is one of the most important aspects of weight loss. Improper nutrition has been linked to increased risk of injury, becoming more susceptible to colds or flu symptoms, having chronic or nagging musculoskeletal conditions, and weight gain.
The trick to maintaining a nutritious diet is not eating too much food, while at the same time eating the proper amount of foods containing enough nutrients necessary to obtain enough energy for the body to function properly. This also pertains to eating the correct amounts of food when planning to exercise.
Eating foods that are healthy and nutritious helps provide energy, build and repair body tissues, and regulate metabolic processes in the body. Usually, children who eat well and exercise perform a lot better in school than their counterparts. They are more mentally alert and better able to deal with the everyday stresses of life or the classroom.
***Life itself can be emotionally taxing and hard on the immune system, so let's not make the situation worse by overeating or getting inadequate nutrition.***

Friday, November 21, 2008


With Physical Education being taken out of schools along with current lifestyle choices, studies show that the younger generation is at risk of becoming the 1st generation to be buried by their parents. Do you live in a Healthy Household? When was the last time you have been to the doctor? Are you at risk of developing juvenile diabetes? Do you love to pig out on fast food and snacks all day? Are you getting enough exercise throughout the day? Chances are, if you were born in the 1990's you are part of the growing epidemic of childhood obesity. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "16 percent of U.S. children (over 9 million) between the ages of 6 and 19 are overweight or obese. Meanwhile, over the past three decades, the childhood obesity rate has more than doubled for preschool children aged 2-5 years and adolescents aged 12-19 years, and it has more than tripled for children aged 6-11 years." Although childhood obesity is a major health risk for today's youth, you do not have to be overweight to be at risk of developing serious health problems. Lifestyle choices along with improper nutrition and a lack of physical activity are the main factors our youth are in a State of Emergency.

How does the first sentence make you feel? Do you consider yourself to be a healthy person, or could you be at risk of developing health problems at a young age?