Benefits of Healthy Eating

Did you know that obesity is becoming one of the number one killers of Americans today?   It’s also becoming a huge problem with children in America as well.   There is only one way to fix that; and that’s to learn to become healthier eaters and get moving.
Diet and exercise play important roles for keeping yourself healthy.   Health and weight are connected.   If you have a high body mass index (BMI) you are prone to more diseases.   The formula to calculate your BMI is weight (in pounds) / height (in inches) x height (in inches) x 703.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention uses BMI to define terms like overweight and obese: Underweight: below 18.5, Normal weight: 18.5 to 24.9, Overweight: 25.0 to 29.9, Obese: 30.0 and above.   A diet high in nutrients along with exercise can help keep your immune system strong and healthy and is one of the best defenses against getting sick.   The whole family can benefit from a healthy diet.
Disease prevention is one of the biggest benefits from a healthy lifestyle.   Being overweight can higher your risk for many diseases which include: Heart disease, Diabetes, some cancers, Liver and Gallbladder disease. Type II Diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases of today.   8 out of 10 people are overweight that are diagnosed with this disease.   Type II is becoming more common in children and teenagers because of the increase in obesity in these age groups. Blood sugar levels are controlled through diet and physical activity.   Starting to move and exercise will lower your blood pressure and your risk of getting these diseases.   It’s important to speak to your physician about your weight. He or she can tell you if your chances for these diseases are high and can explain what you can do to make the necessary changes to your eating habits and physical activity.
Physical activity is very important to go along with a proper diet.   Most people take in more calories than we spend on our physical activity.   Finding the proper...