Family Health and Fitness Day

Health and fitness are vital for individuals and families.  Believe it or not, your habits can be mimicked by your children.  This makes it extremely important to practice good habits while your children are forming their own.  Not only is exercising important, but the food you eat is just as important.    

 

Fast Food  

While it may be convenient, fast food can be damaging to your body.  Fast food is often high in sugar, sodium, and fats while low in nutrients necessary to maintain optimal health. Not only does regularly consuming fast-food form bad eating habits, but fastfood can also harm your digestive and cardiovascular systems and can lead to type two diabetes.   

 

Ways to Exercise as a Family  

Exercising may seem like a chore to some people, but it does not have to be.  Exercising as a family can help create a stronger bond and helps you and your family stay healthy.  Some examples of family exercise include walking the dog, going for a bike ride, having a dance party, and playing sports in the yard.  Yoga is also a great way to help relax and stay active.  

 

Statistics  

Numbers talk.  Learn the statistics surrounding health and fitness.  

  • Two and a half hours of moderate to high-intensity exercise at least two to three times a week is needed for adults. 
  • For kids, 30 minutes of exercise a day is recommended.  
  • There are 600,000 deaths a year from heart disease, making it the leading cause of death.  
  • $110 million is spent per year on fast food.  
  • While high blood pressure has little to no warning signs, one in three adults are silently suffering from high blood pressure 
  • In the past two decades, obesity has rapidly increased 

 

Sources

http://keepnaturally.com/effects-fast-food-body/ 

https://nationaltoday.com/family-health-fitness-day-usa/  

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