Nutrition and Healthier Lifestyle Essay

Submitted By realboy67
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Shakim Thomas
10-13-13
Bi Sc 004
Weight of the Nation Video Episode 2

What three small changes could you make to your own lifestyle to improve your health, even if you are not overweight?
1. Adapting to a different lifestyle such as controlling the foods I eat on the daily basis can be very hard. To improve my health maybe I can try harder, because being overweight is a very big problem I believe. When I’m out I eat a lot of processed food such as burgers from McDonalds or Steaks from a corner store. These food has a lot of fat and grease in them but they are very good. I understand if I eat a salad or eat sports bars I will improve my health rather than eating fast foods every day.
2. Exercising is a key component that should be practiced on the daily basis to get a habit of it. I exercise about once a week, which I know is bad and can be a reason for bad health. For example I ran three laps around the park last week with my Father and I felt as though I had chest pains. Maybe because I do not exercise often and I am not in shape. I understand if I exercise daily I will be in shape and knock some fat off to improve a healthier lifestyle.
3. Eating more fruits can have an effect on a healthier lifestyle. F fruits provide plenty of soluble dietary fiber, which helps to ward of cholesterol and fats from the body and to get relief from constipation as well. Fruits are low in calories and fat and are a source of simple sugars, fiber, and vitamins, which are essential for optimizing our health.

In what ways does what you have learned make you think twice about why it is so hard for some people to lose…