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Get the Facts

A low-carb diet or a balanced diet? We are bombarded daily with conflicting information about our health.

Should we be physically active three times a week or five times a week?

And how are we expected to follow any of these suggestions when we are still busy?

With so much 'expert advice as opposed to'; No wonder so many of us will give up!

But if we want to live a long and fulfilling life, it is important that we learn the true facts about health, nutrition, and physical activity.

Fortunately, the facts are pretty straightforward. All you need to know about a healthy lifestyle is:

* Eat healthy foods that include fruits, vegetables, and cereals - and be sure to control the size of the portions.

* Get physically active at least five times a week, for thirty minutes or more.

* Avoid tobacco and illegal drugs altogether.

Sounds easy, right? Well, if it were that easy, we would all be well and good.

Today's lifestyle does not allow much room for health. And this is where we take the Small Steps. We know that it is impossible for many people to make dramatic lifestyle changes. Instead, you can learn ways you can make small changes in your life and see great results.

Statistics

· 61% of adults in the United States overweight or obese in 1999.

· About 300,000 deaths each year in the United States can be associated with obesity

· Obesity and obesity are associated with heart disease, some types of cancer, type 2 diabetes, stroke, arthritis, respiratory problems, and psychological disorders, such as depression.

Eat better

In 1999, nearly 108 million American adults were overweight or obese. If you are overweight or obese, carrying this extra weight puts you at risk for developing many diseases, especially heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer. Losing weight helps prevent and control the disease.

But many people are confused about how to lose weight. The good news is that this can be achieved by eating healthy, balanced, and balanced foods

Get Active

If you are thinking of becoming active as another item on your old to-do list, you will not be able to move. It's actually easy to integrate activities into your daily life.

You don't have to go to the gym five times a week to be healthy.

Did You Know That:

· For example, did you know that walking forty-five minutes at a high speed (3 to 4 miles per hour) can burn up to 300 calories?

· Or by making small changes to your daily routine - such as parking, taking stairs, and playing active games with your kids - can you start living an active and healthy life?

Learn more

Interested in your health. Find out more by reading a good book on nutrition, joining a health club, or, my best advice is to check the internet where you find the most valuable information. Why not ask a neighbor you know to be healthy and to stay healthy. Of course they can offer you some good tips on how to do it right!

P.S. You will be thrilled to learn that our bodies are capable of healing themselves; provided that we feed with the right type and amount of nutrition; drink enough water, get enough sleep / rest, and exercise.



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