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SCI 241 Axia College
Staying or being healthy is not always as easy as it seems, but with proper knowledge and tools it can easily be achieved. In order for myself to have a more active and healthier life style, I would have to change some crucial things in my current everyday nutrition and exercise routine. With positive changes to my exercise routine and diet, I can have plenty of positive outcomes, which will assist in my general well-being.
One of my main health issues that I need to steer away from is obesity. What is obesity? It is the excess of fat tissue in one's body. "Obesity is a leading cause of United States morality, morbidity, disability, healthcare utilization and healthcare costs (The Obesity Society, 2009)". Across the globe, obesity is one of the biggest health issues that many countries have come across. A lot of my close family members are and were (have passed) obese, this is why it is of great importance that I pay extra close attention to components that can intensify my risk of also becoming obese. I believe that obesity can be based on genetics, but I also know that it is caused by our own poor and unhealthy eating habits that we have lived with since we were children, as well as our past generations. I know that I can break this ongoing cycle that has been passed down one too many times, by just making healthier decisions as to the food that I eat and becoming more active.
In order to avoid becoming obese, I would need to set goals for myself. I would need to pay extra close attention to my daily activities as well as my nutritional intake. A nutritional goal of mine is to attain a daily calorie intake, which is currently at 1800 calories a day, in order to calmly get to a healthier weight (My Pyramid, 2010). When I finally attain my "ideal" weight, I will then raise my calorie intake to 2000-2200 calories per day. It is no surprise to me that as I age, my daily...