We people of the United States of America are under attack in our personal health and we don’t realize it. The American Food Industry has sold us out to the obesity epidemic. Technological advances in communication and transportation has placed everything we could ever need at the touch of a button. Now as a result of the times, our waist lines continue to expand, our pancreas’ can’t excrete enough insulin to keep up with our intake of excess calories, our hearts work overtime to shove around the excess weight, and as a community, we are beginning to lose the battle of having a rich and productive lifestyle.
At one time I was raised in a family where my dad was in the army and my mother stayed at home. My mom prided herself on making home cooked meals. We rarely ever ate out. It was just the norm. My brother and I were always outside playing and riding our bikes. I look back at our pictures and see how thin we were. But then there was a divorce, now dad is no longer there and mom is working. The family dynamic was strained. Now mom is doing fast food two times a week, Twinkies and Star Crunches babysit us when we get home, and now we are no longer the same little kids just a year ago in Oklahoma. Within a year’s time of this new lifestyle our bodies were now well on their way to being obese. And the only thing that really changed was our diet.
Fitness and food intake goes hand in hand. In order to maintain a healthy level of fitness you must intake foods that are rich in nutrients. When you eat healthy, your body feels healthy. Healthy foods are your fruits, leafy green vegetables, peanuts, and whole grains, brans, and oats. These foods are not overly saturated with empty carbohydrate calories. These foods help you in digestion. They make your skin glow. Your mind is clear. You can think and process information. Performance in the workout class or just normal physical activity will almost seem effortless. There is a sense of balance within the body.
The moment you eat fast food, processed foods, and all these sugary sodas and sweets, your body will feel the difference. Most processed foods, even though they look and smell like real food, have gone through an intense process where the nutrients have been lost. There are so many hormones and chemicals added for the purpose of delivering a beautiful looking entrée while sacrificing the most important part of eating, consuming nutrients.
Look around and open your eyes and see what I’m telling you. We are losing this battle. Far too many people know a grand mother or an auntie that is taking dialysis three times a week due to kidney failure. More people are walking around with a loaded gun for a heart attack… excess belly fat. There used to be that one obese kid in class growing up that would bully everybody. Today there are many morbidly obese kids in class, and now they have high blood pressure and juvenile diabetes. We have got to get physically active. We have to stop this attack. We have to fight this obesity epidemic. For more ways to get active visit www.BigBonedFitness.com.
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