Are you over weight?

Obesity is an epidemic in America today. It is the main cause for high insurance rates, the rising cost of health care, and several mental and physical problems. In America today nearly 50 % of children between the ages of 12 and 21 are not considered vigorously active. And our children are increasingly Obese.

Our junk food eating, game boy playing, sedentary lifestyles have gotten us in trouble. Americans are putting on more weight which causes a myriad of problems that are preventable, and/ or reversible.

Obesity is partly caused by genetics, but although geens play a role they are not the end all and be all. Yes they may make it tougher for the 10 – 20 % of people who fall into that category to loose and keep weight off. Genetics may load the gun, but environment pulls the trigger. Your environment plays a critical roll here.

If you shed just 5% of your body weight you can add years to your life.

Diets DON’T WORK! You loose the weight then you go back to your old behavior, putting that dangerous giggle back on your waist line AND your behind. So what can you do about it?

Rule #1. Be patient. Don’t go for broke. You didn’t gain all your access weight overnight, so don’t expect to loose it over night. Fast is not good. Radical changes are not necessary. It’s best to loose small amount s over time. Fast excessive weight loose may consist of muscle or bone. New evidence seems to show that yo-yo dieting (gaining and loosing) could be harmful to your immune system.

Obesity causes heart disease, diabetes, and even cancer. Fat not only causes people to balloon out but also attaches to your vital organs, which is very dangerous. A little fat is good because it provides energy. But access fat is detrimental to your health.

The good news is obesity is referable. Within a few weeks of adopting a more active lifestyle vs. a sedentary one you will start to see and feel changes for the better. Also your life expectancy curve changes. Yip-eeeeeeeeee!!! 🙂

In order to be successful you have to look at the Whole picture. Make changes that you can sustain for the long haul.



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