Nutrition and Fitness Paper

Leonard Barker
Nutrition and Fitness paper
October 27 2010
Michelle Ferguson

The first thing I need to explain my current fitness and nutrition habits, will I think that I am in a ok shape just a little bet over weight but I do lots of walking, some days I walk around eight to ten miles, so during the week I can average around fifty miles for the week,
Now my nutritional habit needs a lot of work because most of the time I do not eat breakfast in the morning but I do a lot of snaking during the night, I eat a lot of red meat and vegetables, not a lot of fruits even though I know that they are go for me, I do not eat sea food or fish do to the fact that they make me sick.
Know I need to explain some of the health risk associated with obesity, know according to the reading “overweight and obesity is a major health problem in the united states most people who are overweight or obesity need to reduce their calorie intake and to increase their physical activity” (© The McGraw−Hill Companies, 2008)

From chapter 14, “ the percentage of American adults that are overweight is about 66 percent including approximately 32 percent are obese the most significant risk factor of obesity is type 2 diabetes It says that 90 percent of type 2 diabetes could be prevented if people adopted a heather lifestyle behavior. Obesity is associated with unhealthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels, impaired heart function, and death from cardiovascular disease. Other health risks include hypertension, many kinds of cancer, impaired immune function, gallbladder and kidney diseases, skin problems, impotence, sleep and breathing disorders, back pain, arthritis, and other bone and joint disorders. Obesity is also associated with complications of pregnancy, menstrual irregularities, urine leakage (stress incontinence), increased surgical risk, and psychological disorders and problems (such as depression, low self-esteem, and body dissatisfaction)”. (McGraw−Hill Companies,...