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Diet and Physical Activity

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Diet and Physical Activity

  1. 1. Nutrition and Physical Activity <ul><li>by Aaron Dufour </li></ul>7/30/10
  2. 2. Diet and activity affect everything you do. <ul><li>Results from the 2007-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) indicate that approximately 68% of Americans are overweight or obese. </li></ul><ul><li>In the U.S., overweight and obesity are especially prevalent in minority groups as well as in those with lower income and less education. </li></ul><ul><li>Research shows that quality nutrition lowers the risk of many chronic illnesses like heart disease, stroke, some cancers, diabetes and osteoporosis. </li></ul><ul><li>Physical inactivity contributes to 300,000 preventable deaths each year in the U.S. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Fruits & Vegetables Chart from the CDC: Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance System Chart from the CDC: Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance System <ul><li>The vast majority of Americans do not eat enough of the health fortifying fruits and vegetables needed to prevent heart disease, stroke, and eye and digestive disorders. </li></ul><ul><li>Reach for 4 1/2 cups each of colorful and fresh fruits and vegetables per day. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Health benefits of physical activity <ul><li>Both aerobic and resistance exercises have been known to decrease the risk of Type 2 diabetes. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Wake Up! <ul><li>Chronic diseases are the leading killers of our Westernized society and are increasingly rampant in developing nations. </li></ul><ul><li>Obesity, diabetes, and hypertension are now even commonplace among children. </li></ul><ul><li>Overwhelming evidence from a variety of sources, including epidemiological, prospective cohort, and intervention studies, links most chronic diseases seen in the world today to physical inactivity and inappropriate diet consumption. </li></ul>
  6. 6. A happier you is just a healthier decision away!