Stop Disease in its Tracks
with Fitness and
Exercise can prevent disease.
A proven fact, and yet more Americans than ever are suffering
from obesity. Even if you believe the new research that claims
to demonstrate that obesity is connected to a specific virus,
you must still take the cure into your own hands. Fitness and
Exercise are your primary antiviral agents. Being over weight
has become an American way of life. Many point to sedentary
lifestyles, working in front of computers, and watching too
much television as a primary cause of the increasing obesity
rate. In addition, many Americans eat diets high in fat and
Whatever the root causes fitness and exercise can be a major
part of the cure for this problem. Fitness and exercise help
control blood sugar. A diabetic who takes medication daily may
find that less medication is needed with a regular exercise
program. Diabetics who stay with a good fitness – that is your
daily diet and exercise program may find that they are able to
quit the medication and get their diabetes under control in a
totally natural way.
High triglycerides are linked to heart disease, including
heart attacks and strokes. Again we go to a natural way to
reduce your level of triglycerides by simply beginning and
sticking with a fitness and exercise program, while eating a
sensible diet. Triglycerides at too high a level are also
linked to high blood sugar, and it is common for diabetics to
have high triglyceride levels.
Just getting active can help a person lose weight, control
triglyceride levels and improve diabetes. Of course, a good
diet rich in vegetables and fruits, foods that aren't fried,
and limited starches play a big role in your health. How can
you feel like going out and being active if your stomach is
stuffed with heavy food?
Do more than just encourage your children and grand children
to go out and play. Go outside with them. Take a walk around
the block. Go to the park and swing and slide. Shoot some
hoops. Have the kids help in your garden.
Children have all that energy. Why, because we feed them
proper healthy food, we insist that they get an appropriate
amount of rest, and they do not suffer from the depression of
another day lived in an overweight and aging body. Children
have little sense of time. Every day is a new day with new
things to learn and new sights to see. They have enthusiasm. It
is the adults who perpetuate the cycle of be still and eat
everything on your plate.
Our parents, bless them, were over worked and under paid,
just as we now are. They welcomed the TV because it got the
children, that is us, out from under foot but they still knew
exactly where we were. Now with all the fears about bad things
happening to our children, we focus so much on knowing where
our children are and we certainly don't want them out running
around the streets.
The by product of all those fears when we were growing up
has left us as adults that watch TV when we eat. We eat
processed foods that we nuke in the microwave. We hang clothes
on the treadmill. We hire someone to mow the yard.
Americans are living in a country with the highest income,
the highest expenditure on medical care, the highest spending
on luxuries and fast food and the highest rate of obesity. We
spend millions on fancy bottled water to drink with our brand
name diet TV microwaved meals. Everyone talks the fitness and
exercise program, but few do the fitness and exercise life
If you are overweight, and especially if you are obese, or
if you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, then listen to your
doctor and begin a regular fitness and exercise program. It
doesn't have to be fancy or expensive. It just has to get your
body moving. Like a baby learning to walk, start with just
little steps. Pick up some 2 pound hand weights. Measure a mile
from your house and then start walking that mile. Enjoy the
scenery and use the time to quiet your mind.
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