Nutrition and Fitness Paper

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  • Topic: Nutrition, Obesity, Health
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My current fitness and nutritional habits include the following. I try to eat something nutritious every two to three hours. I try to remember to make sure that each of my meals contains lean protein, like maybe some fish, turkey, or egg whites. I’m a vegetarian so I don’t eat red meat. I love fruits so I try to eat fruits and vegetables with each meal. Sometimes I have a high carbohydrate drink that’s high in protein like soy milk combined with a serving of those nutritional carbo snacks, maybe within thirty minutes before a workout. I also try to regularly drink only non-calorie containing beverages, like water. The only other things I drink is Prune juice or Ginger Ale. I try to eat healthy fats on a daily basis, like almonds, nuts, fish, and flax seed oils are really good. I know that I should obtain all of my carbohydrates from fresh fruits and vegetables, but sometimes I forget when I’m with friends and have some alcoholic beverages or other fattening substances which contain very little or no nutritional value, and then I get upset at myself! I can’t always be good.

There are many health risks associated with obesity. “The more obese a person is, the more likely he or she is to develop health problems. Mild obesity involving a body mass index (BMI) of 30+, is less dangerous to health than morbid obesity (BMI 40+) or malignant obesity (BMI 50+). For example, someone who is 40 percent overweight is twice as likely to die prematurely as an average-weight person. This effect is seen after 10 to 30 years of being obese.” (Anne Collins, 2007) Obesity carries the risk of premature death, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancers, fatty liver disease, chronic venous insufficiency, gallbladder disease, breathing problems, deep vein thrombosis, arthritis, expectant mothers can have complications, and many other factors.

Three new fitness habits that I could reasonably incorporate into my lifestyle… One habit I can work on is to sleep more. I get...
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