A test…<br />Who would you assume is “healthier”?<br />A<br />B<br />
Health<br />A presentation on the concept of “Health”, and being healthy physically and mentally.<br />
What we’re going to cover… <br />The misconceptions that circle the subject of health.<br />The physical benefits of being healthy.<br />And the mental benefits of being healthy.<br />
Some Common Misconceptions <br />"Being thin doesn't automatically mean you're not fat," said Dr. Jimmy Bell.<br />"Normal-weight persons who are sedentary and unfit are at much higher risk for mortality than obese persons who are active and fit," said Dr. Steven Blair, an obesity expert at the University of South Carolina.<br />By Maria Cheng of The Seattle Times<br />
Misconceptions Cont’ <br />“It’s hard to be healthy.”<br />Four tips to keep in mind.<br /> -Cut out ALL sugary drinks.<br /> -You only have to exercise thirty minutes four to five times a week.<br />-Perform healthier alternatives. Walk to your destination if it’s within walking distance!<br />
Misconceptions Cont’<br />-(My personal favorite…) Remember to indulge in a treat every once in a while.<br />Once you lose that first fifteen pounds the rest falls off!<br />Keeping it off is mucheasier than losing it.<br />
Physical Benefits<br />Less fatigue; more stamina.<br />More energy makes doing daily tasks easier, and more enjoyable. <br />Stronger immune system and a reduced chance of developing cancer.<br />
Physical Benefits Cont’<br />“Sorry, couch potatoes -- the verdict is in: People who exercise regularly really do live longer.” – Rob Stein of Washington Post<br />
Mental Benefits of Health<br />Two-fold<br />-Your mood will improve.<br />-Quality of life will rise.<br />It’s cause and effect.<br />-More energy equates to more productivity.<br />-Your improved mood will lead to less stress and anxiety in everyday life.<br />
Mental Benefits Cont’<br />Exercise causes a release of endorphins that help to release stress and create a “feel good” feeling.<br />Runner’s High - “The runner's high describes a euphoric state resulting from long-distance running.” - Henning Boecker<br /> cercor.oxfordjournals.org<br />
In review…<br />We’ve discussed some of the misconceptions regarding healthy lifestyles.<br />The physical benefits.<br />And the mental benefits.<br />
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