Thursday, March 25, 2010
Heart disease, diabetes, and obesity - a formidable triad. These chronic disorders are interrelated and the presence of one will often lead over time to development of one or both of the others.
The good news is that, for the most part, these three entities occur as a result of lifestyle choices. This means we can greatly reduce the likelihood of developing one or all of these conditions.
For example, at present more than one-third of American children are overweight or obese. These kids are very likely to develop diabetes and, later on, heart disease. So, if you're overweight or obese as a child, you can look forward to a lifetime of health problems.
Why do American kids have these problems? The answer is simple - they don't exercise and they eat large amounts of junk food. The solutions are obvious and just as simple.
Developing lifelong habits of regular exercise and good nutrition begins at home. Parents who exercise regularly and provide healthy, balanced meals for their kids help their kids develop the habit of making healthful lifestyle choices, habits that will last a lifetime.
Thank you for Reading!
Dr. Jon Wise
5875 S. Rainbow Blvd #201
Las Vegas, NV 89118