To Your Health / Aug/Sep 2012
Weighing in on Health
According to the USDA, the average American daily caloric intake has increased by more than 500 calories per day since 1970. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) 35.7% of the adult U.S. population is obese. Based on the last set of available data, 24% of California’s population is obese. The most recent estimates of obesity show 21.5% of San Luis Obispo County adults are obese.Ready to improve your health? Try this!...
Find your motivation whether it’s through a charity run, teaming up with friends for inspiration or picturing your future healthy self. Discover a workout that suits your needs physically and mentally—it might be a long run, a session with a personal trainer, a Zumba class or a day out on the ocean with just you and your board. Whatever you do, keep moving!
sleep like a baby
Skimping on your sleep makes you more than cranky, a review published in the April, 2012 issue of Science Translational Medicine found that it also raises your risk for diabetes and obesity.
Increase your consumption of organic, whole foods, like raw or lightly cooked vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, whole grains and omega-3 rich foods. Avoid sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, trans fats, processed food, food additives, preservatives and artificial sweeteners.
What we love:
Quinoa is one of our favorite seeds. It’s grain-like in texture and considered a complete protein (containing 9 essential amino acids). Mix with your favorite veggies for a quick, satisfying, healthy meal—we like it with garbanzo beans, ground flax seeds, raw broccoli, diced purple onion, julienned carrots, sliced olives, cubed avocado, and minced garlic.
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