For many people, living a healthy lifestyle can feel overwhelming and even out of reach. Whether it’s going to the gym or eating right, the first step can sometimes be the hardest. So where do you begin? Well if you ask me, it’s all about PREPARATION.
Posts Tagged 'Obesity'
With the summer slowly falling into oblivion in which there are three months left in 2014 (where has the time gone), typically we leave our summer routine and develop another set for the fall. Unfortunately, there is a difference.
Having a physical disability can open various activity options that many can enjoy. What this means is that there are 56 million people with disabilities that do not have to succumb to doing nothing at all. According to an article by the Center for Disease Control in April of 2014, adults with disabilities are 58-percent more likely to have a problem with obesity and those that don’t have a physical impairment. For children, the difference is at 38-percent. This demonstrates that those with disabilities are not getting proper nutrition or enough physical activity in order to burn excess energy. Improper diet and lack of exercise can lead to
We have developed an Obesity and Disability infographic*. The Obesity and disability infographic can be used to educate readers about the prevalence of obesity for individuals with disabilities, the consequences, costs, and ways to prevent or treat obesity. Our lists of consequences and ways to prevent obesity are in no way exhaustive. At the bottom are a few resources readers can access for information on physical activity and nutrition. Also, references where the data came from are listed.
Congratulations Susan Silverman, you are our NCHPAD Taste Challenge winner! I loved your idea of using something quick like yogurt and making it extra tasty and healthy by adding your own toppings.
- Grab a 7 oz. container of plain Greek yogurt (2% or fat-free), stuff it with fruit (grapes, sliced strawberries, banana) and top it off with a sprinkle of granola
While trying to come up with ideas for this week’s blog, I was thinking back to what I had for lunch the past few days and if I really enjoyed what I was eating. I couldn’t even remember what I ate for lunch some days! To be honest, during the week I’m always working while I’m eating…that doesn’t really make for an enjoyable lunch. I imagine many of you can relate. In my opinion,
I have been a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetics Association) since I was a student at Samford University. The Academy’s website provides a wealth of knowledge for students pursuing a dietetics career and current dietetics professionals. However, it may not be well known that the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics also provides an abundant amount of nutrition information designed specifically for the public. One of their goals is to improve the nation’s health through food and nutrition which is why they created “National Nutrition Month®” back in 1980. This is a month long celebration every March that promotes the importance of living a healthy life through eating right and staying physically active. Every National Nutrition Month® has a theme and this year’s theme is “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right”. Visit the Academy’s website to find out more on National Nutrition Month®. To celebrate and promote nutrition in the month of March, I will be sharing how I make eating right super tasty. Let’s get started!
Have you heard about the potential dangers of arsenic in the rice we eat and fruit juice we drink? Well I have the facts and current research that will put your worries to bed and your mind at rest. Recently I watched a webinar presented by Dr. Julie Jones who is a distinguished scholar and professor at the St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She cleared up many misconceptions that people have today due to media scares from the Dr. Oz Show and Consumer Report studies.
Let me start off by saying that I love diet sodas and I have made an educated decision to continue drinking them. I find that diet sodas and sugar substitutes fit well with my diet; however, I am aware of how much I consume and am careful not to overdo it. I also live a healthy lifestyle which helps reduce my chances of developing health conditions that may be related to drinking diet sodas. The American Heart Association came out with a study that showed that sugary drinks were linked to about 180,000 deaths around the world. That kind of data does not exist for diet drinks yet. I wanted to provide you all with the research that is out there right now on diet sodas so that you too can make an educated decision on what you choose to consume.
I recently finished reading the book “Drop Dead Healthy” by A.J. Jacobs. In this book, Jacobs attempts to become the healthiest man on earth. He attacks his goal in a systematic manner using reasonable evidence and topic experts, while writing about his experience.