IN YOUR DAILY DOSE: Past studies found a paradox between obesity and cardiovascular disease. Today’s Daily Dose gives you the skinny.
MAKING CHANGES: Maintaining a normal weight is the first step to living a healthy lifestyle - we’ll give you strategies to make that happen.
FACT OR FICTION: What do you know about your tv?
In The News
Researchers from Northwestern University in Chicago IL have debunked the obesity paradox found in previous studies showing some who are obese actually live longer with cardiovascular disease than their thinner contemporaries diagnosed with the same disease. These researchers found those who are obese do live shorter lives, but their cardiovascular disease is actually diagnosed earlier in life, making it appear they live longer with the disease than those who are thinner.
Daily Health Tip
Stress, lack of sleep, overeating, gut health, lack of exercise and poor nutrition all contribute to living with obesity. Obesity affects nearly 40 percent of Americans today with even more suffering from being overweight.
Making the switch to a ketogenic diet is easy as the food is satisfying and filling. This will help you lose weight and reduce your insulin resistance, which leads to metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, cancers and stroke. The challenge comes in giving up your daily allotment of sugar and carbohydrates. In order to experience the benefits of eating healthy fats you may:
1.Severely reduce or eliminate sugar from your diet.
- Reduce carbohydrates to 50 grams per day, including those from vegetables.
- Eliminate foods with trans fatty acids.
- Eat foods rich in saturated fats, such as nuts, avocado, coconut oil and pastured, organic, non-GMO meats and dairy products.
I cheer others on and celebrate their victories. I am happy to hear about my neighbor winning a lottery. I congratulate a colleague who receives an award for their performance.
Fact or Fiction?
Most of us have at least one television in the house, and even if you don’t have a “normal” tv and cable in your home, you likely have a computer attached to the Internet where you watch videos. Today, researchers have found that kids six and under spend more time in front of the TV or computer as they do outside. While researchers have demonstrated that eating together as a family builds better bonds, 40 percent of Americans usually or often eat in front of the television. Time to put the clicker away and develop strong relationships with the people in your home.
Have a wonderful day!
Your Healthy Life America Team