Did you know one typical Thanksgiving meal will have around 2,000 calories… as much as we are supposed to consume in a typical day?
A recent study shows that there is a link between cancer and obesity. It does not say being obese causes cancer. It says that people with obesity tend to have a number of other health issues and that obesity seems to tip the scale as far as making a person more likely to get certain cancers; especially in women.
Having an “ideal body weight” will make you less likely to develop cancer. If you are in the normal range for your sex and height, your risk for cancer may be reduced by up to 10%.
Again, we all know that having a healthy body, means making proper choices daily- its a lifestyle.
Some tips for being healthy:
- Consume very little soda- soda is “liquid sugar” and it is one of the most unhealthy items you introduce to your body! (Its even unhealthy as “diet”). Drink water or low-fat milk for the calcium.
- Eat out “rarely”…. our family’s goal is to eat out only once a month. We tend to eat healthier at home and this also saves us money. If you do eat out, go for the salad with low-fat dressing and a lean meat like chicken that has been baked, not fried.
- Get up and move- don’t be a couch potato. Even taking a walk is much, much better than nothing.
- Take a multivitamin for nutrients you might not be getting enough of in your diet.
- Get enough rest. Americans don’t get enough of it. It helps the mind and body recuperate.