Further research indicates that at the end of the day healthy lifestyle choices and no exercising is the biggest culprit for obesity, making many people responsible for their own growth into obesity. Healthier eating choices and appropriate exercise can help with burning unnecessary calories that lead to obesity.
Eighty percent of adult Americans do not meet the governments physical activity recommendations for aerobic and muscle strengthening, causung a high rate in healthcare cost for obese patients with sicknesses related to obesity.
Cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin C and vitamin B6. It is also a good source of maganese, fiber, potassium, vitamin B1, folate and copper. Photo by: Cynthia Gladden
Zucchini contains vitamin A, magnesium, folate, potassium, copper, and phosphorus. Moreover Vitamin B1, vitamin B6, vitamin B2 and calcium, assuring optimal health. Squash has a high content of omega -3 fatty acids, zinc, niacin and protein, together a wonderful side dish. Photo by : Cynthia Gladden
Grapefruit is snack full of vitamin C, fiber, potassium, lycopene and choline, a healthy heart fruit. Photo by: Cynthia Gladden
Lemons contain vitamin C, citric acid, flavonoids, B-complex vitamins, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and fiber. Lemons contain more potassium than apples or grapes. Potassium is beneficial to the heart. Photo by: Cynthia Gladden
Heart attacks for men have a ratio of 70% to 89% for sudden cardiac events. David Townsend of Detroit, Michigan is a heart attack survivor. He had a sudden cardiac event that led to an emergency triple bypass. David states that “if you don’t smoke don’t start.” His quest to be smoke-free, since his bypass surgery has been a struggle because of second-hand cigarette smoke, that has enticed his desire to smoke again.
His multiple scars from his bypass surgery are a constant reminder of his smoking habit that may shorten his lifespan.
Healthy eating has been categorized as the culprit needed to help prevent and maintain certain health conditions. With the maintenance of weight and preventative measures taken to avoid the inevitable weight gain, from over eating and lack of exercise, there is still hope for those with exemplary determination to beat the odds of obesity.
When food is grown from the soil of the earth water is part of its growth process. These fruits and vegetables are naturally part water, some more than others. Water is also associated with maintaining a healthier weight, whether it is through a beverage or multiple fruits and vegetables. Water is known to be the fuel for blood and the circulatory system in our bodies.
Eating healthy requires preparation of foods that are healthy, low in fat, calories, carbohydrates, sugars, and sodium. Eating healthier diets can be time consuming, from shopping more frequently, to assure freshness of the food, to the times it takes to prepare balanced meals. Too often, a hard day of work ensues not prepping or cooking proper meals throughout the day. Maybe you find yourself grabbing a bite to eat while on the move to get to work or home, and that could suffice for the time being, but after a while, you could find yourself at risk of health issues. Healthy eating is a lifestyle choice, and the preparations that are involved for meals involving daily fruits and vegetables can be time consuming but, well worth the extra time to keep your body full of water, and feeling like a well oiled machine, making yourself more vital and energetic and having less chance of being obese.