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Old 06-07-2008, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Poll:

A. Yes, I am/My family is the picture of how to live a healthy life.

B. I/We try to live a healthy lifestyle, But realize we need help to acheive it.

C. I/We are fine the way we are, healthy lifestyle or not, leave us alone.

D. I/We are totally not living a healthy lifestyle, please help.
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Old 06-07-2008, 06:20 PM
 
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I read a statistic about 2 or 3 months ago. I can't quote where it originated, but it was reputable. It quoted that within 5 to 7 years, 44% of the US population would be classified as "obese"--not overweight which is 10-20 pounds over, but obese, which is considerably more. I thought this astonishing.
The rate of Diabetes, type 2, in children/teenagers is skyrocketing, too. Both of these are directly related to lifestyle/diet. Why aren't physicians educating people about this? However high tech the US is--as far as basics, we are much behind other industrialized countries.
Even our infant mortality rate is much higher than other industrialized countries.
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Old 06-07-2008, 09:04 PM
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I read a statistic about 2 or 3 months ago. I can't quote where it originated, but it was reputable. It quoted that within 5 to 7 years, 44% of the US population would be classified as "obese"--not overweight which is 10-20 pounds over, but obese, which is considerably more. I thought this astonishing.
Here's the info on this detail:

Obesity and Overweight: Trends: U.S. Obesity Trends 1985–2006 | DNPAO | CDC

I eat healthy because I have to (cholesterol), and I like not eating junk. I don't exercise as much as I would like.
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Old 06-07-2008, 11:57 PM
 
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I eat healthy, occasionally I indulge in my sinful desires like chocolate peanut butter ice cream. I have one cup of coffee a day--a latte. I live on fruit and veggies and salads in summer. I eat almost no red meat. I lift weights and play racquetball and always take the stairs (within reason).

My blood pressure and cholesterol are fine (I'm 49). I'm starting to get aches and pains but that comes with aging. I feel that I'm doing the best I can. I would have to choose somewhere between A & B. Perhaps an A-?
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