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Part 1 of an ongoing series of how an everyday overweight person was able to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle.

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Fit for everyone

  1. 1. FIT FOR EVERYONE<br />Showing you how every person has the ability to become healthy and fit.<br />By: Mr. J. Everyman<br />
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  3. 3. PART 1<br />OBESITY<br />
  4. 4. OBESITY<br />In 2007-2008, the prevalence of obesity was 32.2% among adult men and 35.5% among adult women. (JAMA 2010)<br />Since 1976-1980 in preschool children aged 2-5, obesity increased from 5.0% to 10.4% between 1976-1980 and 2007-2008 and from 6.5% to 19.6% among those aged 6-11. Among adolescents aged 12-19, obesity increased from 5.0% to 18.1% during the same period. (CDC 2010)<br />In the United States obesity is estimated to cause an excess 111,909 to 365,000 deaths per year.<br />
  5. 5. ASSOCIATED RISKS OF OBESITY<br />Heart Disease<br />Diabetes<br />Difficulty Breathing / Sleep Apnea<br />Cancer<br />Osteoarthritis<br />Death<br />
  6. 6. CAUSES OF OBESITY<br />DIET (excess sugar, excess carbohydrates, trans fats, etc.)<br />SEDENTARY LIFESTYLE (lack of activity, lack of exercise)<br />GENETICS (percentage of obesity that can be attributed to genetics varies, depending on the population examined)<br />MEDICAL CAUSES<br />SOCIAL DETERMINANTS (family, work, friends)<br />
  7. 7. KILLERS!<br />
  8. 8. COMMON MISTAKES<br />Serving sizes on foods and drinks: We are not paying attention to serving sizes. As an example, a standard Snapple bottle is 16 ounces which is 2 servings. We will usually drink a bottle in one sitting.<br />Skipping breakfast: Not eating breakfast increases fatigue and causes you to overeat at your next meal. <br />Food choices: Do we reach for the fried or grilled chicken? Do we reach for the chips as a snack or do we have veggies and nuts?Do we reach for the eggs and oatmeal, or do we reach for the bagel or donut for breakfast?<br />WHAT ARE YOU CHOOSING?<br />
  9. 9. HEALTHY CHOICES<br />
  10. 10. WHERE DO I START?<br />I am not a personal trainer. I am not a doctor. What I am, is someone who was very overweight, out of shape, and decided to do something about it. Starting on a path of being healthy and fit is not difficult if you know what it is you want to do. The tools to living a healthy lifestyle are all around us and very easy to use.<br /> In Part 2, I will go into what you can do to get started on a fit and healthy lifestyle. <br />