What are YOU doing to save more lives and make a dent in the obesity epidemic with your fitness business?
I love what I do. I help to motivate individuals who never ever thought that they could change their lives. I help people to see a number on the scale that they have not seen in years. Through Fergie;s Instructional Training, individuals learn about nutrition and healthy choices.
(from Men's health)
Researchers say you can measure a person’s risk of obesity by measuring his or her soda intake. Versus people who don’t drink sweetened sodas, here’s what your daily intake means:
½ can = 26 percent increased risk of being overweight or obese
½ to 1 can = 30.4 percent increased risk
The headline says it all, "US Waistlines Expands Despite More Exercise". So if we're exercising, why are we still obese? Isn't exercise the "cure"? As a personal trainer and fitness professional, I'd like to say yes. However, Americans can't lose weight until we become honest about how we eat.
Lifestyle choices are by far the biggest factor that affect our health. According to the U.S. Surgeon General, 83% of deaths before the age of 65 are preventable with lifestyle change. I've heard it all...from "I'm going to die anyway, so I'm going to eat what I want" and people continue to smoke even after they've had heart disease. Why? Why wouldn't someone want to make better choices for their body?
February is heart disease awareness month. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer for both men and women in the U.S., striking more than 1 and 4 Americans each year. And if that didn’t get your attention, cardiovascular disease is responsible for nearly twice as many deaths in women as compared to all forms of cancer. That being said, it is never too early to start paying attention to your health and taking steps to protect your heart. Heart disease and strokes are very preventable, but only if you know your risks and how to lower them.