Choose Healthy Life Choice!

Thursday, October 15, 2015
To lose weight or maintain a healthy weight, food portion size matters. Small changes in your diet like choosing a single cheese burger, smaller fries and a smaller soda can make a big difference regarding weight control.

2,000 calories per day is all most adults need to eat (children need even fewer), but you're probably eating even more. With bigger food portions come more calories, and consuming extra calories can lead to obesity, diabetes, heart disease and some cancers. But a simple way to start being healthier is to choose to eat a little less. Choose Less. Weigh Less.

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Dorothy's Message:

Although the death rate has declined slightly, cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. At least some of the most common cancers can be prevented through not smoking, reducing alcohol consumption, healthier diets, and improved physical activity.

Diet does influence the risk of cancer. Eat a variety of foods. Eat five or more servings of a variety of fruits and vegetables daily, Choose whole grains over refined grains, limit consumption of red meats, especially high fat and processed meats, maintain a healthful weight, engage in physical activity daily, and limit alcoholic beverages.

Obesity results in risks for type 2 Diabetes, Cardiovascular disease, Musculoskeletal Dysfunction, and certain types of Cancer.

The conditions in which people live and influences their capacity to choose healthy life. Modern conveniences have reduced the need to be physically active. Computers, tablets, television and cell phones have promoted a sedentary life style for adults and children. Technologic advances have resulted in occupations that require no physical activity. Overall physical assessment and behavior assessment are important. For obesity, consider life style interventions.

Healthy Life Choices

Empowering people to make healthy choices and reducing the social and environmental risk factors for cancer are key to achieving the global goal of reducing premature deaths from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) by 25% by 2025 and reaching the targets of the World Cancer Declaration.

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