February 16, 2013

FAT [by] Choice

28 Days of] Heat

Day 16

Did you know?

  • 58M Americans are Overweight
  • 40M Americans are Obese
  • 3M Americans are Morbidly Obese
  • 78% of Americans are not meeting the minimum recommendations for activity [and] 25% are COMPLETELY sedentary
  • 70% of Heart Disease related to Heart Disease is PREVENTABLE
  • Heart Disease costs the Healthcare system $6.99M every year
  • Work Days Lost Cost $39.3M

By [and] LARGE, Americans are FAT by CHOICE despite the FACT that we are inundated with information about the importance of exercise in not only maintaining a healthy weight, but also in preventing multiple chronic, and ultimately, life-threatening conditions, like heart disease.

TWENY-FIVE PER CENT ARE COMPLETELY SEDENTARY: ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Talk about bringing knew meaning to the phrase FAT by CHOICE.

On the off chance that you are not aware of the current recommendations for a heart healthy exercise regimen, here it is

  • 30 minutes per day of moderate to vigorous aerobic activity: a brisk walk, jogging, swimming, or biking

Increase you success by doing the following:

  • Use the buddy system [and] don’t go it alone
  • Look into programs offered by your local YMCA
  • Track your exercise
  • Weigh in no more than once a week [and] record it*
  • Check your blood pressure before starting to exercise [and] periodically across time; it should decrease if you are truly following the exercise and dietary guidelines
  • ALWAYS consult with your physician BEFORE starting a new exercise regimen

*Remember that exercise alone will not yield weight loss; exercise must be paired with a heart healthy diet in order to translate into reducing your risk for heart disease.

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Bottom Line: If you don’t take care of your Body, where are you going to live? I would submit to you that a decision not to care for your body may well cost you your heart, your LIFE.

Now, GO make a CHOICE in favor of your HEART!

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