Did you know the top causes of death are largely PREVENTABLE?
- Heart Disease
YOU are in charge of your health.
Life expectancy has increased. Modern science has provided vaccines, antibiotics, and drugs. However, poor lifestyle choices have an impact.
Chronic degenerative conditions are prevalent.
- 72 million Americans have hypertension (high blood pressure).
- 134 million Americans are overweight to obese.
- 20 million have diabetes.
- Many are taking medications for: metabolic syndrome and elevated cholesterol levels.
Top killer diseases are LARGELY preventable. Nutrition and weight management play a role. 700,000 Americans die each year of heart disease. It’s estimated that 80% are preventable. 95% of type 2 diabetes is also preventable.
80% of your health depends upon your lifestyle choices. ONLY 20% is due to your genetics and family history.
Take CHARGE NOW. Be ready to make changes and assess your risks. Read through these questions and keep count of the ones that apply to you.
- Has anyone in your immediate family ever been diagnosed with heart disease, diabetes, or cancer?
- Are you concerned about your immune system’s ability to fight off a cold or flu during the winter months?
- Do you find yourself regularly running out of energy or lacking the energy needed to get through your day?
- Do you struggle with your weight? (e.g. recently gained weight or or find it harder to maintain a healthy weight as you get older)
- Do you find it a challenge to eat 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables every day?
- Do you regularly crave high sugar or high fat foods?
- Is your cholesterol higher than you would like it to be?
- On most days, does the level of stress in your life feel out of control?
- Do you find it challenging to get the recommended amount of exercise? (e.g. 30 minutes, most days of the week)
- Do you have difficulty sleeping three nights or more a week? (e.g. trouble falling asleep, waking up frequently in the middle of the night, wake up too early and have trouble falling back asleep)
If you answered YES to these questions:
1-3 times – On a path to good health
4-5 – A balancing act
6-7+ – Time to regain control
5 Healthy Lifestyle Choices:
- Good Nutrition
- Weight Management
- Stress Management
- Right Supplements
It’s really important to make sure you have all of these five lifestyle choices in check. Good nutrition, weight management, fitness, and stress management can be very tricky to manage in our busy, hectic lives. It is okay to slip up every once in a while, but you should try your best to maintain good health.
I believe the easiest healthy lifestyle choice is supplementing. It is very simple to swallow a few vitamins everyday, and it can have a major impact on your health! However, it can be very difficult to know what supplements are best to take. There are so many choices out there, and some of them can actually be doing more harm than good. Make sure you always stay away from the synthetic vitamins.
Here is a great, informational video on choosing the right supplements for you. It is targeted towards college students, but it can benefit anyone of any age. Click on this link to view the video: http://vimeo.com/48497057#at=0