Displaying items by tag: July 2011
Saturday, 09 July 2011 12:40
By now you’ve all seen the new MyPlate that has replaced the Food Pyramid.
Is it going to help reverse the trend of obesity that has taken over the United States? Is it going to be effective?
But it really comes down to personal accountability.
How many adults and children know the definition and can cite examples of protein, grains, vegetables, fruit, and dairy? Not that many!
Is this information available on the USDA's website? Yes.
Are most Americans going to search and read it? No.
We have too short of attention spans and don’t want to have to read or work for it. We want someone to tell us, or better yet, show us.
Do you agree? What should be the next step?
Published in Nutrition
Friday, 08 July 2011 22:46
I mean REALLY FAT. And only getting FATTER.
This blog is not meant to offend anyone! I'm sharing the facts of a recent report from the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. I'm doing this to show you that we as a nation need help getting healthier. And the good news is that it is easy to do so!
The report included these facts:
Obesity is related to many health risks such as hypertension and diabetes, and also all of the health issues that often come with these.
Where does your state fall? (taken from the report)
Note: 1 = Highest rate of adult obesity, 51 = lowest rate of adult obesity. Rankings are based on combining three years of data (2007-2009) from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System to "stabilize" data for comparison purposes. This methodology, recommended by the CDC, compensates for any potential anomalies or usual changes due to the specific sample in any given year in any given state. States with statistically significant (p<0.05) increases for one year are noted with an asterisk (*), states with statistically significant increases for two years in a row are noted with two asterisks (**), states with statistically significant increases for three years in a row are noted with three asterisks (***). Additional information about methodologies and confidence intervals is available in the report. Individuals with a body mass index (BMI) (a calculation based on weight and height ratios) of 30 or higher are considered obese.
Is it too late to reverse this trend for you? For your kids? NO it is not too late!
Start today by making small changes. Reduce the sugar and soda you eat and drink. Choose 100% whole wheat over white processed foods. Pass on the second helping. Cut back on carbs. Exercise 20 - 30 minutes 5 or 6 days a week.
Get a friend to help keep you accountable. Ask a professional for help. Do whatever it takes so you DON'T BECOME a STATISTIC!
Do you want to be a good role model for your kids? Do you want your kids to have health problems that can be avoided? Start changing NOW!
You can read more about the report here.
Published in Lifestyle
Saturday, 02 July 2011 01:19
They won’t make me gain weight, right?
Published in Nutrition