Not only is Obesity becoming a huge problem, Diabetes is following right behind it. Diabetes, Cancer, Heart disease, Stroke, extra pounds raise the risk of nearly every health threat facing Americans as published in the American Medical Association January issue.
You’re also less likely to survive cancer if you’re overweight or obese according to a recent report from the Institute of Medicine. Harvard’s Walter Willett “Anybody who’s taking care of patients who have had heart attacks or major conditions knows that if you’re overweight, you end up with complications.”
What does it all mean?
- As your weight increases, so does your risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, stroke and death
- If you’re older, your waist matters more than your weight. A large waist (at least 35” for women or 40” in men) is a risk factor for diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers at any age
- No matter what you weigh, eat a healthy diet build around vegetables, fruit, beans, whole grains, seafood, poultry, low-fat dairy, and modest amounts of oils, nuts, and other unsaturated fats
- Shoot for 30 to 60 minutes of exercise each day
Considering Obesity has rose 26.0% and Diabetes 9.0% from 1994 to 2010 you, or someone you know may fall into this category. Take time to curb Obesity for the next generation by helping kids avoid type 2 Diabetes and add extra years by cutting out sugary drinks and snacks and teaching them healthy eating habits now.