You Are What You Eat – The Benefits of Healthy Eating and Exercise By: Amanda Thompson
Table of Contents <ul><li>What Are Healthy Eating Habits? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is a healthy diet and why is it impor...
What Is Considered To Be A Healthy Diet? <ul><li>Most people assume eating a little of each of the major food groups a day...
Healthy Eating Tips <ul><li>Substitute whole wheat pasta for your regular spaghetti. </li></ul><ul><li>Whole wheat bread c...
True or False?? <ul><li>Frying is healthier than baking. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FALSE </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Canned fruit s...
Reasons A Healthy Diet Is Beneficial <ul><li>Eating a diet that with large quantities of fruits and vegetables can help to...
Common Food Myths <ul><li>Choosing healthy food is boring and very limited. </li></ul><ul><li>Healthier foods are more exp...
Review <ul><li>Diets high in whole grains help with weight management. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TRUE </li></ul></ul><ul><li>I...
The Power of……. MENU
Benefits and Tips For Exercise <ul><li>BENEFITS </li></ul><ul><li>Even small increments are proven to lower the risk of de...
True or False?? <ul><li>Exercise is not good for people with arthritis. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FALSE </li></ul></ul><ul><li...
References <ul><li>Eating Right, A Healthy Diet.  Healthy Forms, Living the Healthy Life.  Retrieved February 02, 2010.  h...
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  1. 1. You Are What You Eat – The Benefits of Healthy Eating and Exercise By: Amanda Thompson
  2. 2. Table of Contents <ul><li>What Are Healthy Eating Habits? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is a healthy diet and why is it important? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Healthy eating tips </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Benefits Of A Healthy Diet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Top 10 reasons a healthy diet is beneficial </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Food myths </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Power of Exercise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Benefits of a regular exercise regimen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some tips to follow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. What Is Considered To Be A Healthy Diet? <ul><li>Most people assume eating a little of each of the major food groups a day is a healthy diet; however just because your daily food intake is from various food groups doesn’t always make it a healthy one. The majority of the food we need to consume should be fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. The remaining amount should come from lean meats, fish, poultry, and/or low-fat dairy products. These combinations help ensure our bodies are receiving the necessary nutrients needed to function properly on a daily basis. </li></ul>MENU
  4. 4. Healthy Eating Tips <ul><li>Substitute whole wheat pasta for your regular spaghetti. </li></ul><ul><li>Whole wheat bread crumbs or cereal are a great substitute for breading chicken or fish. </li></ul><ul><li>Trying vegetables that are in season are great for keeping variety throughout the year and they are often cheaper. </li></ul><ul><li>When buying canned fruit, be sure to purchase products stored in fruit juice or water instead of syrup. </li></ul><ul><li>Raisins are a good cure for the sweet tooth cravings. </li></ul><ul><li>Remove the skin from your chicken before you cook it. </li></ul><ul><li>Peas and beans are a delicious source of protein, and are used for foods such as hummus and tofu. </li></ul><ul><li>Use non-stick cooking sprays instead of oils. </li></ul><ul><li>You should avoid eating more than 4 egg yolks per week. </li></ul><ul><li>Steaming, baking, or grilling is a much healthier option than frying your food. </li></ul>MENU
  5. 5. True or False?? <ul><li>Frying is healthier than baking. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FALSE </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Canned fruit should be stored in syrup rather than water or fruit juice. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FALSE </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Substituting whole wheat bread crumbs or cereal is a healthier choice than regular breading. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TRUE </li></ul></ul>MENU
  6. 6. Reasons A Healthy Diet Is Beneficial <ul><li>Eating a diet that with large quantities of fruits and vegetables can help to reduce the risk of Type II Diabetes. </li></ul><ul><li>Fruits and vegetables naturally do not contain cholesterol, and are low in fat and calories. </li></ul><ul><li>Diets high in whole grains help to manage weight gain and/or loss. </li></ul><ul><li>Whole grains have dietary fiber that reduces blood cholesterol levels as well as lowers the risk for heart disease. </li></ul><ul><li>Eating a diet high in vegetables and fruits can help to reduce the risk of developing kidney stones and decrease bone loss. </li></ul><ul><li>A diet rich in potassium (bananas have high levels of this) help to maintain a healthy blood pressure. </li></ul><ul><li>Whole grains contain magnesium, which builds bones and lowers the risk of heart disease. </li></ul>MENU
  7. 7. Common Food Myths <ul><li>Choosing healthy food is boring and very limited. </li></ul><ul><li>Healthier foods are more expensive than other foods. </li></ul><ul><li>If a child refuses to eat his/her fruits and veggies, it is best to not make them and never serve those items again. </li></ul><ul><li>It is okay to skip breakfast. </li></ul><ul><li>Dried fruit doesn’t count towards your 5-a-day. </li></ul><ul><li>Avocados are not a healthy choice. </li></ul><ul><li>All fat is bad for you. </li></ul>MENU
  8. 8. Review <ul><li>Diets high in whole grains help with weight management. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TRUE </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Is it okay to skip breakfast? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NO </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Potassium is not a nutrient valuable is maintaining healthy blood pressure. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FALSE </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dried food is included in your 5-a-day. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TRUE </li></ul></ul>MENU
  9. 9. The Power of……. MENU
  10. 10. Benefits and Tips For Exercise <ul><li>BENEFITS </li></ul><ul><li>Even small increments are proven to lower the risk of death. </li></ul><ul><li>Aerobic exercise significantly improves the bodies sensitivity to insulin for people with Type I and II diabetes. </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise helps people lose and maintain weight. </li></ul><ul><li>Regular exercise helps to improve joint stiffness for people with arthritis. </li></ul><ul><li>People who participate in physical activities on a regular basis have and average of 5 fewer sick days per year. </li></ul><ul><li>Movement melts away stress. </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise boosts brain power. </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise gives you energy. </li></ul><ul><li>TIPS </li></ul><ul><li>Take the stairs instead of the elevator. </li></ul><ul><li>Park in the back of a parking lot; you will have to walk further to get inside but the extra steps taken will pay off in the long run. </li></ul><ul><li>Do a squat every time you pick something up instead of bending over to reach it. </li></ul><ul><li>When stuck at a traffic light, tighten your butt and thigh muscles and release as many times as you can before the light turns. </li></ul><ul><li>When standing in a long line, lift one foot an inch off the floor and hold, switch to the other leg after a few minutes. </li></ul><ul><li>Drink lots of water ! </li></ul>MENU
  11. 11. True or False?? <ul><li>Exercise is not good for people with arthritis. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FALSE </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Exercise boosts brain power. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TRUE </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Exercise tremendously helps people with Type I and II diabetes. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TRUE </li></ul></ul>MENU
  12. 12. References <ul><li>Eating Right, A Healthy Diet. Healthy Forms, Living the Healthy Life. Retrieved February 02, 2010. http://www.healthyforms.com/eating-right/index.php </li></ul><ul><li>17 Eating Habits to Avoid for a Healthy & Happy Life! Health Watch Center. May 08, 2008. Retrieved February 02, 2010. http://www.healthwatchcenter.com/2008/05/17-eating-habits-to-avoid-for-a-healthy-happy-life/ </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits of Exercise, What Are the Specific Benefits of Exercise? Whole Fitness-Your Complete Guide. Retrieved February 02, 2010. http://www.wholefitness.com/exercisebenefits.html </li></ul><ul><li>Health & Fitness, The Incredible Benefits of Regular Exercise. WebMD, 2007. Retrieved February 02, 2010. http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/benefits-of-exercise?page=2 </li></ul>MENU THE END!!

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