Sunday, January 22, 2012

What Impacts Your Health

The increase of technology and packaged foods; our dependence on motor transportation rather than walking; our sedentary lifestyles; and our busy schedules that leave us little time to prepare healthy meals or exercise have led us down a morbid path.

Gaining weight and getting sick is easier than ever.

Our busy lifestyles don't support the healthy choices that can help prevent the development of problems in later years. Today, many North Americans are not getting what doctors consider essentials for optimal health in terms of diet, exercise or lifestyle habits.

Factors that impacts your health:

• Fast food diets that are high in fat and low in nutrients.

• Overly-processed, convenience foods.

• Sedentary lifestyle.

• Pollution.

• Stress.

• Certain medications.

• Lack of dietary fiber from fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

• Not enough healthy sources of protein in our diets to support healthy muscle and bone.

• Lack of proper rest.

Although this information is disturbing, there is good news. Since you control your diet and activity level, you have the power to improve your immediate and future health.

All you need is the right information and the desire to put it into action.