obesity

Wanna Get Fat?…5 of the Highest Calorie Drinks in the U.S.

My recent five page report on the negative health effects associated with drinking high-calorie beverages showed how drinking these types of beverages can lead to massive weight gain and a plethora of other diseases and conditions. Obesity is no joke in 2010; it’s a problem that affects nearly 1/3rd of the adult population in the United States. Simply by cutting out non-diet sodas, energy drinks and sugar-filled drinks, you can greatly reduce your daily caloric intake, and even lose weight in the long term. However, if you plan to lose weight this year, the five drinks below had better NOT be in your diet plan:
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The Health Effects of Consuming Empty Calories in Drinks: Part 5 of a Five Page Detailed Report

So far in the first four parts of this series on the health effects of consuming empty calories in drinks, we’ve discussed how obesity and empty calories relates, as well as how to determine your basal metabolic rate (BMR). In this final installment, I’d like to discuss the quantities of empty calories and other “bad stuff” that can be found in some of the most popular drinks today.
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The Health Effects of Consuming Empty Calories in Drinks: Part 3 of a Five Page Detailed Report

In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series on the negative health effects of consuming empty calories, we discussed how obesity rates have been effected over the years due to the rise in consumption of unhealthy drinks since 1985. So what exactly is an empty calorie and what foods and drinks are full of them? Let’s find out…

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The Health Effects of Consuming Empty Calories in Drinks: Part 2 of a Five Page Detailed Report

In Part 1 of this series, we discussed what obesity is and how widespread the problem is in the U.S. Let’s continue on this topic by taking a look at obesity rates from 1985 and how they compare to obesity rates in 2008 (according to statistics provided by the CDC).
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The Health Effects of Consuming Empty Calories in Drinks: Part 1 of a Five Page Detailed Report

Want to lose 50 or more pounds within a 12 month period? Losing weight is as simple as cutting out empty calories from your diet; specifically, cutting out empty calories found in drinks such as soda, energy drinks, alcohol and sugar-filled fruit juices. As you’ll soon find out, research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has shown that it’s not uncommon for the average American to consume 800 or more calories per day through drinks alone–that is equal to 5,600 calories per week, or over 1-1/2 pounds of fat per week!

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Obesity Costs the United States How Much Money!…

Have you ever wondered what the actual cost of obesity is to America? Obesity is a huge problem that is growing year after year, and some estimates say that obese adults will make up over 40% of the U.S. population by 2018 if things don’t change. Today, it is estimated that over $79 million is spent annually on treating obesity, and over 100,000 people die each year because they are overweight or obese. At the rate that obesity is growing, the U.S. will spend about $344 billion on health care related to obesity by 2018! Have a look at the graphic on the next page for a detailed overview of the problem… Read More…

It’s No Wonder There’s an Obesity Epidemic in the U.S!

Have you ever wanted to see a heat map that depicts every single McDonalds restaurant across the continental United States? Well, here ya go! As you’ll see when you click through the link below, McDonalds fast food restaurants pretty much consume the entire map. As a matter of fact, there’s a McDonalds no less than 145 miles from where you’re standing right now in the U.S. – So do you understand now why we have an obesity problem in America! (Click it for a larger version).
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Adults Fear Diabetes, Yet They Do Nothing to Prevent It?!?

In today’s society where diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases around – mostly due to being overweight or obese – most adults admit to fearing the potentially deadly disease but more often than not, they go on to say that they do nothing to prevent getting the disease in the first place! These findings were recently reported by the American Diabetes Association who commissioned a survey in February and March of this year, which consisted of 2,516 U.S. residents at least 18 years old.overweight_biker at risk of diabetes Read More…

10 Hot Fitness and Health Tips to Get You in Shape for 2009

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This article is written by Kat Sanders, who regularly blogs on the topic of phlebotomy technician training at her blog Health Zone Blog. She welcomes your comments and questions at her email address: [email protected]

Fitness is important, especially in this day and age when obesity is the norm and not the exception. Your fitness routine must not be a roller coaster ride that has its ups and downs but a train that rides on to its destination – good health. You may be exercising all right, but if you’re going about it the wrong way, then all your efforts could come to naught. In order to get the most out of your diet and exercise routine, make sure you don’t ignore these top fitness and health tips: Read More…

Cure for Diabetes?…Medical Experts Not So Sure Yet

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Diabetes is a disease that effects far too many people in the U.S., and that number is growing year after year. Today it’s estimated that about 18 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes, namely type 2 diabetes, but even more alarming is that 58 million more Americans are considered prediabetic and are in great danger of developing diabetes in the future – it’s truly an epidemic! Read More…

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