You know what sucks?
The mirror doesn’t lie. Especially mirrors with other mirrors which allow you to see what’s on the backside.
CNN.com asked a few well-known nutritionists and personal trainers for tips on keeping those resolutions to eat right and get healthy.
The most common excuse for not exercising is that people don’t have enough time.
Well, that and the TV and yummy food sitting there….
- Go for very specific goals.
- Volunteer. Good karma could be good fitness.
- Make over your kitchen.
- Get rid of foods that have lower nutritional values, such as white sugar, bread and pasta.
- Get rid of the junk food.
- Eat more protein
- Schedule your workout at the same time
- Visualize what your body is going to be.
- Make a daily 10-minute workout commitment.
- Get a workout with your kids.
|Here are some Tips from the FDA|
You Can Lose Weight – Here’s How
- Start By Counting Calories (FDA)
- Aim for a Healthy Weight (NIH)
- Set Weight-Loss Goals (Consumer.gov)
- Take “Small Steps” Toward Goal (HHS)
- Plan Your Meals (NIH)
- Healthier Eating (FDA)
- Choose a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle (FDA)
- Watch Out for Bogus Diet Claims (FTC)
- Give Ethnic Food a Try (NIH)
What Are ‘Obesity’ and ‘Overweight’?
- Definitions (CDC)
- Obesity/Overweight Statistics (CDC)
- Frequently Asked Questions (CDC)
- Understanding Adult Obesity (NIH)
Being overweight doesn’t mean that you are obese…but..
The CDC says
The Obesity Epidemic
More than one third of U.S. adults—more than 72 million people—and 16% of U.S. children are obese. Since 1980, obesity rates for adults have doubled and rates for children have tripled. Obesity rates among all groups in society—irrespective of age, sex, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, education level, or geographic region—have increased markedly.
Health Consequences of Obesity
Obesity has physical, psychological, and social consequences in adults and children. Children and adolescents are developing obesity-related diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, that were once seen only in adults. Obese children are more likely to have risk factors for cardiovascular disease, including high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, and abnormal glucose tolerance. One study of 5- to 17-year-olds found that 70% of obese children had at least one risk factor for cardiovascular disease and 39% of obese children had at least two risk factors.
Obesity is Costly
- In 2000, obesity-related health care costs totaled an estimated $117 billion.
- Since 1987, diseases associated with obesity account for 27% of the increases in medical costs.
- Medical expenditures for obese workers, depending on severity of obesity and sex, are between 29%–117% greater than expenditures for workers with normal weight.
- From 1979–1981 to 1997–1999, annual hospital costs related to obesity among children and adolescents increased, rising from $35 million to $127 million.
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We have all heard this stuff before but, we do not always listen, so it’s just a reminder.