I'm sick and tired of being fat! Part II

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • 67% of adults age 20 years and over are overweight or obese
  • 34% of adults age 20 years and over are obese
  • 18% of adolescents age 12-19 years are overweight
  • 15% of children age 6-11 years are overweight
  • 11% of children age 2-5 years are overweight

Healthwise we are doing very poorly, as a whole!

As adults we need to look at our eating and excercise habits more closely and adjust to a healthier lifestyle, if needed. Realizing if adjustments are not made, our children are destined to repeat our mistakes of eating the wrong foods, not consuming enough water and resisting an excercise routine to insure a healthy heart and strong body. What children see and eat in the home is more likely to stick with them throughout their adulthood than other eating habits outside the home.

It is at home that the initial teachings begin!

As an overweight adult, do you feel if better eating habits would have been taught to you, you would be healthier and at a weight more acceptable to you?

What are you going to do now, for yourself and/or your kids to get to a more healthy lifestyle?

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Comment by GCEE on April 1, 2010 at 6:51pm
Normally I do not reply to these things but I'll keep it short. I am an advid runner, yep and I love it. Problem is Black folks are stuck, "it's not the black thing to EXCERCISE yeah right this is what I hear from my family" they talk about it, but they are not serious enough about it yeah they go to the gym, work out and get 8 peice from POPEYE's well I guess your not serious then. REMEMBER if you diet your gonna quit it one day but if you make fitness a part of your daily routine like brushing your teeth and combing your hair, it's that simple in my opinion. Think outside the box. If you do not have money for a gym membership, then get your kids involved and honestly it increases the labido so no need for viagra sorry had to put it in there. Serious people stick with it. Work out when you do not want to, your body will increase it's need to want it more as you work out, do your research people talk to a doctor make a plan an stick with it for the rest of your life.
Comment by Doria Patterson on March 31, 2010 at 9:13am
We all would be a lot healthier if we would read food lablels. Just about everything we consume has a nutritional facts list printed on the container. For those who do not understand what it all means, it is best to consult a physician, registered dietician or other knowledgeable professional. Also, we need to EXERCISE!! That is the key component to long-term weight management. Get out from in front of the TV. Make exercise fun by playing a sport such as basketball or tennis. Send your kids to karate classes. Do whatever it takes to encourage a healthy lifestyle.


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