Your Greatest Asset……
March is NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH
And Although We Are Meeting The End of the Month, Nutrition, Food and Fitness Are the Central Tenets of a Fruitful and Joyous Existence….ALL YEAR LONG.
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In a Time When We Seem To Be Losing Command of Our Finances, Political Representation and Cultural Respectability, OUR HEALTH is One Element That Is Still Within OUR CONTROL!!!
The Main Focus of CHICKS WITH MDS, LLC, Is To Restore Our Individual, As Well As Collective, Control of OUR HEALTH!!!!
With Increasing Frequency, So Many of Us Are Losing Spouses, Siblings, Family, Friends and Colleagues, Because of POOR DIET, LACK OF EXERCISE, NON-COMPLIANCE with MEDICATIONS and LIFESTYLE ADJUSTMENTS, OBESITY and/or a SEDENTARY LIFESTYLE.
I am not going to spend much time with words, rather providing you with key FACTS and great RESOURCES to help you OPTIMIZE your health and well-being.
This Post is About FACTS and RESOURCES for Your Health…SPREAD THE WORD!!!!
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***More Than 2/3, 69% of Adults Are OverWeight***
***More Than 1/3, 36% of Adults Are OBESE***
BMI……Body Mass Index
Normal Weight…..BMI 18.5-24.9
Overweight (BMI 25-29.9) refers to an excess amount of body weight that may come from muscles, bone, fat, and water.1
Obesity (BMI 30 +) refers to an excess amount of body fat.1
****These Values Are Guidelines and May Vary Based Upon Your Health History, Weight-Lifting Regimen and Overall LifeStyle********
*****Always Discuss Your Specific Health Concerns, Diet, Exercise and LifeStyle With Your Physician or HCP(Health Care Provider)********
INCREASED HEALTH RISKS OF BEING OVERWEIGHT AND/OR OBESE….
40-80% Increase Risk of Dying From Cancer When Obese!!!!
2. Heart Disease
4. Fatty Liver Disease
5. Premature Death
7. Sleep Apnea
WHAT YOU CAN DO………
CHANGE YOUR DIET!!!!!
1. WATER INTAKE
Institute of Medicine Recommendations (IOM)
Adequate Intake (AI)
ADULT MALES.……15.6 CUPS…..3.7 liters….125 Ounces
ADULT FEMALES….11.4 CUPS……2.7 liters…91 Ounces
*****DISCUSS APPROPRIATE WATER INTAKE FOR YOUR CHILDREN, AGE 18 AND UNDER, WITH YOUR PEDIATRICIAN*****
*****Tips To Increase Water Intake******
1. Begin and End the Day With 1 Cup of Water.
2. Gradually Increase the Amount of Water You Drink, By Substituting One Carbonated/Caffeinated/Sugar Infused Beverage For Water, Once A Day.
*****As You Can Tolerate, Say Every Week, Increase the Number of Water Drinks Until All of Your ‘Alternate’ Drinks Have Been Substituted with Water****
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
If you do not have access to fresh local produce, consider an urban garden on your window sill, fire escape or kitchen counter.
My Grandmother was a Master Gardener and taught me how to start tomato plants in the house, using the humidity of my bathroom shower!!!
UTILIZE THE BASIC RESOURCES YOU HAVE TO CREATE A MORE HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!!!!
***Right at this moment I have a backyard that consists of TWO CEMENT SLABS!!!! Yet I am still able to grow tomatoes, fresh herbs, green peppers and strawberries, in large Pots.****
Also, take advantage of the ‘Oh So Trendy’ Urban Farmers and Farmers Markets…..By the end of each work day, you can often purchase huge shopping bags of fresh fruits and vegetables for close to nothing, that would otherwise have spoiled or been thrown out!!
*****AVOID PROCESSED FOODS******
*****AVOID FRIED FOODS*******
****Use Fresh Herbs (You Can Grow Yourself!!!) To Enhance the Flavors of Baked Chicken, Fish or Vegetables*****
READ YOUR FOOD LABELS!!!!
DO NOT LOOK AT THIS CHANGE AS PUNISHMENT OR A ‘DIET’. This is an EVOLUTION OF YOUR HEALTH and ELEVATION OF THE CARE AND FOCUS, YOU PLACE ON YOUR OWN WELL BEING!!!!
75 Minutes Per Week…….Vigorous Exercise
30 Minutes Per Day, 5 Days Per National Physicians Week
Recommended Nutrition/Fitness Experts….
Joanne Martinez……Zumba Instructor…..Brooklyn, NY…..Zumba.com
Shari Diaz – Family, Food, Fitness & Fun
Recommended Sites for Cheap or Free Fitness Info……
1. Processed Food
2. Water Intake
3. Tasty, Yet Healthy Recipes
The Following Are Staples in My Arsenal of Great, Healthy Recipes…….
Grandbaby Cakes by Jocelyn Delk Adams
I Heart Recipes
Helen Cavallo / That’s Fresh
4. Exercise Recommendations
***ALWAYS DISCUSS ANY EXERCISE REGIMEN WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN***
http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/basics/…….Recommendations by AGE
5. OBESITY STATISTICS
6. Farmers Market Directory
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Take Care. Be Well. Be Safe.
Lisa Whitty Bradley, M.D., FACS
CEO & Founder
Chicks With MDs, LLC
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