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Friday, April 23, 2010

Goals Goals and more Goals

We NEED to have Goals. If you think you have reached the pinnacle of your fit self, make a new one. Make a resolution to eat only organic for 1 month. Try nix'ing out sodium for a couple weeks. Flush your system out by drinking 1 gallon of water each day. There are always improvements when it comes to healthy eating, so know that even if you look like AHnold Schwarzenager (pre GOHVENAH days) you might not be as healthy on the inside. Let's not forget about our family and friends! Passing the word of health and fitness is just as important. Consider these factoids:

USA Obesity Rates Reach Epidemic Proportions
58 Million Overweight; 40 Million Obese; 3 Million morbidly Obese
Eight out of 10 over 25's Overweight
78% of Americans not meeting basic activity level recommendations
25% completely Sedentary
76% increase in Type II diabetes in adults 30-40 yrs old since 1990

These could be your children. Your parents. Your cousins. Friends. People you love..whoever it is, needs to know if YOU know. Spread the news.


Anonymous said...

thank for share, it is very important . ̄︿ ̄

Desire said...
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Demi Eliese said...

Well of course mental stability is always important, but eating right and being healthy IS directly attributed to having a stable mind, proven fact. The more people get healthy-the less people will be depressed and have mental issues. I know-because I've had personal experience with this. I was on Zoloft when I was overweight, when I lost weight and started eating healthy and feeling healthy-I didn't need the zoloft anymore. Working out and meds create the same chemicals in your brain. So people just need to move more in general, and our healthcare costs would go down and there would be happier people everywhere! :)

JenMae said...

When you are out of wack mentally, you're going to eat bad and gain weight. I know many people who work out but still have deep mental issues to work with. They often yo yo with working out and dieting. Working out doesnt necessarily solve mental problems especially those who are on medications. Its waaay deeper than that. When a person is mentally healthy, they usually are better off accomplishing goals for themselves. But when one is not, the ability to accomplish those goals are put back in the closet. I work with disabled veterans and these people are used to being fit. It's sad to see how their mind and body deteriotes. I'm not a psychiatrist or anything...I know from what I see and read. Oh yea another mental issue is exercise bulimia. There are other mental issues closely related to this disease, read up on it. Sometimes workout out too much is a mental issue in itself...take care.

Demi Eliese said...

I totally understand that JenMae-with me it was a gradual progression to wellness, and as a matter of fact I'm a disabled veteran (what a coincidence! :P), and I used to be really messed up. Everyone def has their own road to travel when it comes to mental health and therefore total health. Thank you for your input. :)

JenMae said...

Oh neat demi, what did you do in the military? were you enlisted or officer:? were you deployed during your enlistment? most of our patients are enlisted military members and most face the hardship of coming back after war. I am forever grateful for their duty in service.