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Obesity A growing epidemic

Obesity continues to be a national issue. 2 in every 5 adults are obese. Obesity is terrible for your health and can lead to many diseases, and it just makes everyday life difficult. You can avoid obesity and be healthy through good nutrition and some exercise.

Obesity puts a lot of strain on your body and its functions. According to the CDC obesity related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer. You most likely will die at an earlier age than otherwise. To live a long and fulfilling life of happiness you will most certainly want to be healthy. Daily things will become more difficult such as going up stairs and just getting around. The everyday inconveniences will accumulate to create a less enjoyable life.

A nutritious diet is vital to your health. You need to give your body the nutrients it needs to function, but to do that you need a balanced diet. You should get enough of every food group and avoid an excess of solid fats, salt, and sugar. Salt and fat, in excess, can lead to many cardiovascular diseases. A a result, a shorter and less fulfilling life. To apply this to your everyday life you can nutritional labels on packaged foods. The government has already fought half the battle for making sure you live a healthy life. They've already put all of the information needed to make a decision you simply have to use that information. You should also eat the right amount of calories for you. That's why, in general, solid fats and added sugars are not very beneficial. They add unnecessary calories. Eating as much as you need can help you maintain a healthy weight. Good nutrition is certainly one of the most effective ways to combat obesity.

Physical activity is another important factor to live a healthy and long life. Exercising regularly, every day if you can, is one of the most important things you can do for your health. In the short term, exercise helps to control appetite, boost mood, and improve sleep. In the long term, it reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, dementia, depression, and many cancers. Your body needs to move and use all that energy from your food. Good thing it's rewarding to do so since you are sacrificing your time, effort, and comfort. Adults should get at 150 minutes of light exercise like walking or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise a week. Strength-training, at least two days a week, that works all major muscle groups: legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms. Strength training might mean lifting weights, using resistance bands, or exercises like push-ups and sit-ups, where your body weight provides the resistance. Of course we are not adults, but we should still exercise enough. Fitness will almost assuredly contribute to a better life.

As you can see, there are many ways to elude obesity and stay fit. It is pretty remarkable that this even an issue that we are dealing with today. A lot of food and barely any physical labor, every caveman's dream. The conveniences of the modern age are fantastic, but it seems like they have also hindered us in a few ways.

Refrences

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10408398.2016.1158690

https://www.cnpp.usda.gov/sites/default/files/dietary_guidelines_for_americans/DG2010Brochure.pdf

https://www.health.harvard.edu/topics/exercise-and-fitness

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obesity

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