Imagine a three-leg stool. Each leg represents one aspect of you being healthy. The first leg is exercise. The second is diet. The third leg would be stress (but, I’m contemplating making my example a chair, because sleep is pretty dang important). The following quotes show that the focus right now is shifting towards increasing exercise.
I want you to keep the three-legged stool in mind as you read the following quotes. Whenever we jump all in on one focus, the stool becomes unbalanced as in jumping on the bandwagon thinking you can eat whatever as long as you exercise a ton.
Anyway, the following quotes do reinforce the importance of exercise.
Lack Of Exercise, Rather Than Overeating, May Be Fueling America’s Obesity Epidemic.
The Los Angeles Times (7/9, Netburn, 3.46M) “Science Now” blog reports that research published in the American Journal of Medicine “suggests that under-exercising, rather than overeating, may be at the heart of America’s obesity epidemic,” with the data indicating “a strong correlation between the rise in obesity and a striking drop in the amount of time Americans spend exercising when not at work over the last 22 years.”
TIME (7/9, 24.1M) reports that the investigators analyzed U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey “data over the last 20 years, and found that the number of U.S. women who reported doing no physical activity went from 19.1% in 1994 to 51.7% in 2010.” Meanwhile, “for men, the number increased from 11.4% in 1994 to 43.5% in 2010.” Over that “same time frame, the average BMI of men and women also went up.”
Fox News (7/9, 6.72M) reports on its website that the investigators “found that black and Mexican-American women, in particular, showed the greatest decreases in reported exercise.”
HealthDay (7/9, Preidt, 5K) reports, “Pamela Powers Hannley, journal managing editor, wrote in an accompanying commentary: ‘If we as a country truly want to take control of our health and our health care costs, [this study] should be our clarion call. From encouraging communities to provide safe places for physical activity to ensuring ample supply of healthy food to empowering Americans to take control of their health, we must launch a concerted comprehensive effort to control obesity.’”
How I can help…
Who has read Dr. Seuss’s Oh The Places You Will Go? There are days that I feel like I am in the waiting place and nobody likes being stuck in the in-between.
Today, I have a BIG Announcement! Some of you may or may not know that I have a passion for living a healthy life, eating real food, exercising and moving daily. This passion has really shaped my life in so many ways.
I joined a challenge group/accountability group where I get daily support, accountability, motivation and recipes/tips. It provides me a vehicle for sharing one of my passions. I am seriously digging the support, Clean Eating and Shakeology. I tend to try and fit too many things together becoming a serial generalist rather than a specialist.
Meanwhile, I want to help people live a healthier life filled with movement and vitality. I know what it feels like to juggle work and family while being in a job that is only part of your calling. Because of that, I want to help people find a way to live life the way they are supposed to be.
I’m not saying Shakeology is going to change the world, but it will help give you the fuel to let you take back control of your life whether it is just simply eating better or giving you focus to become a healthy living specialist. I want to help you take the steps to regain control and live well.
So I became a coach, and my mission is to help you reach your goals by customizing support, keeping you motivated, accountable and sharing what is working for me with you. If you are interested in joining me on August 1st, please comment, message me or connect with me on one of the social media options above for more information.
I am accepting 5 people into my group that are ready and willing to take that leap of faith and change their lifestyle! Are you ready to become a specialist for yourself??
What would you need the most help with? …Fitness, Clean Eating, Stress Reduction, or Work-life Balance? Leave your answer in the comments.
To your success,