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Why Not You?

Why Not You?

Today I want you to ask yourself this one question. “Why not you?” Why not you to do something for work that you love? Why not you to have a healthy body? Why not you to have healthy love? Why not you to be,have, or do anything you have ever dreamed?! We are so quick to think others are deserving over ourselves. The truth is that we are all deserving so why not you?!
Jillian Michaels
 

 

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When you see no change!

When you see no change!

When you look in the mirror and see no change, and still keep faith, knowing that in the time you will get there if you stay focused and on track, that’s the difference between those who succeed and those who fail.
 

 

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Complications of Childhood Obesity:

Complications of Childhood Obesity:

How much “baby fat” is OK? When does it cross over into unhealthy? This poster will give you some of the risks and facts in condensed form. I don’t believe children should be put on a “diet,” after all they are growing, but they need proper nutrition and exercise to grow up to be healthy and happy. Feed your child a healthy balance of nutritious foods, and encourage them to play, better yet, get outside and play with them.

The percentage of overweight and obese children is at an alarming rate: 21% of the boys and 18% of the girls in the United States are overweight. Among the states, California, Tennessee and Texas are the top three states with the highest childhood BMI rate. Check out this poster to find more about the complications of childhood obesity:

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity increases the risk of the following issues:

  • Coronary heart disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Cancers (endometrial, breast, and colon)
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Dyslipidemia (for example, high total cholesterol or high levels of triglycerides)
  • Stroke
  • Liver and Gallbladder disease
  • Sleep apnea and respiratory problems
  • Osteoarthritis (a degeneration of cartilage and its underlying bone within a joint)
  • Gynecological problems (abnormal menses, infertility)

*Overweight is defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or higher; obesity is defined as a BMI of 30 or higher.

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Are bananas as bad for you as cookies?

Are bananas as bad for you as cookies?

You are hungry and you’re looking for something to grab to satisfy hunger. Which one should you choose? A banana or a cookie? and why?
You can find the answer to this question in this infographic. Also you’d learn more about “The Satiety Index” which is a measure of how full you are after eating something. Also learn more about easy snaking swaps to choose healthier snacks in future.


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Don’t peel apples!

Don’t peel apples!

Apple peel contains ursolic acid which can boost muscle tone and may fight against obesity, fatty- liver disease and pre-diabetes. In a just published study in the University of Iowa, researches examined the effects of ursolic acid (a waxy component in the apple peel) on the mice with high-fat diet. Their results showed that although these mice where prone to obesity, pre-diabetes and fatty liver, but ursolic acid prevented these issues and increased the muscle tone.
 

 

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Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity

Almost 1 in 5 children between the ages of 6-9 in the United States are obese. High sugar intake, fast food, unhealthy snacks, TV ads and poor family control are among the main reason of childhood obesity. Surprisingly, the average American child consumes 32 teaspoons of sugar per day! This is highly above the amount of sugar that adult Americans consume (22 teaspoons) and is much more than the maximum recommended limit (6 teaspoons for women and 9 for men).
 

 

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You are what you eat.

You are what you eat

You are what you eat.

Every 28 days, your skin replaces itself. Your liver, 5 months. Your bones, 10 years. Your body makes these new cells from the food you eat. What you eat literally becomes you.

You have a choice in what you’re made of.
 

 

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Fast Food

Fast Food

This informative video shows different aspects of fast food industry and the main health concern, which is obesity.
 

 
We now present you the poster of fast food mafia…
 

 

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Top 10 calorie burning cardio exercises

Top 10 calorie burning cardio exercises

This poster shows the top 10 calorie burning cardio exercises and also the number of calories we burn after 60 minutes of each exercise. The amount of calories we burn varies by gender, height, weight and the methods of exercise. For example, heavier people burn more calories when they exercise for the same period.
 

 

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What is Strength?

What is Strength?

Strength is the ability to break a chocolate into four pieces with your bare hands and then eat just one of those pieces.
 

 

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One Pound of Fat…

One Pound of Fat...

This is the famous one pound of fat…

Every time you’re working out and you feel like giving up a little early, remember that you’re trying to burn this thing off of your body, and more and more comes off with every minute you keep pushing! You can do this! 🙂
 

 

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12 Healthy Snacks

12 Healthy Snacks

If you want to stay healthy and fit, healthy snacking is a must for you. Often snacks are considered full of calories, but in this picture you’d see 12 healthy snacks with under 100 calories; and they’re healthy too!
 

 

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You wouldn’t eat 22 packs of sugar!

You wouldn’t eat 22 packs of sugar!

You wouldn’t eat 22 packs of sugar. Why are you drinking them?
 

 

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Rethink Your Drink

Rethink Your Drink

This picture compares the sugar contents of different drinks. The best and healthiest drink among all drinks is water. If you like to have some taste, why not add a tiny slice of lemon or other fruits to that?
 

 
How about this refreshing drink? It’s so easy-to-prepare and you only need fresh fruits, like peach, kiwi,lime and raspberries, and water. When you prepare it at home, you have always the option to skip the sugar.
 

 

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Health benefits of raisins

Health benefits of raisins

[Last updated: November 8th 2012]

Because of high fiber content, raisins are good aid in digestion. Also they’re abundant in minerals which are essential for bone health. More importantly, raisins are good source of antioxidants which fight against free radicals and help us to live younger and longer.

Now a new body of research shows that raisins help to stabilize the blood sugar levels and are helpful in people with pre-diabetes. Raisins are high in potassium, have a low glycemic index, and contain fiber, tannins, and antioxidants. A new research at the Louisville Metabolic and Atherosclerosis Center in Kentucky, USA shows that raisins significantly decreased the post-meal blood sugar levels by 16%. Also raisins significantly reduced the levels of HbA1c – a marker of inflammation – by 0.12%.

“Routine consumption of raisins 3 times a day may significantly lower [post-meal] glucose levels, when compared to common alternative equicaloric snacks.”

 

Raisin carrot salad

For your breakfast, you can add raisins to bagel or cereal. As a snack you can substitute chocolates with raisins, or you can add them to your yogurt or simply mix them with nuts and create a healthy trail mix. You can also combine raisins with your salad or chicken sandwich and add a new sweet flavor to your food.

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HOW MUCH SUGAR ARE YOU CONSUMING?

HOW MUCH SUGAR ARE YOU CONSUMING?

This image shows the sugar content of different foods. Although it doesn’t differentiate the type of sugar (i.e. refined vs. natural), it is useful to have a general picture on the sugar contents of these foods.

You should note that even some fruits have moderate sugar content, but this sugar is less harmful than the white “refined” sugar in pastries and sweetened drinks.

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Weight does not dictate…

Weight does not dictate...

Weight does not dictate your health or your worth.
 

 

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Serving Sizes Around the World

Serving Sizes Around the World

More than 1/3 of Americans are obese, and obesity is the leading preventable cause of death worldwide. Part of the problem is diet, but also a huge part of the problem in America is serving sizes. The designers of this infographic did some comparative research on serving sizes around the world. For example:

  • The average fast food meal is 4 times larger than it was in the 1950’s.
  • Americans have the highest per capita calorie consumption in the world.
  • Reports show foreigners gain 5-10lb weeks after adopting a typical American diet.

Serving Sizes Around the World
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