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Why is Nutrition Important?

Fitastic May 23, 2013

Why is nutrition important? Lets think about it: If you eat three meals a day, then by this time next year, you’ll have had more than a thousand chances to influence your body’s make up!  You are what you eat:  the substances you take into your body are broken down and reassembled into your brain cells, bones, muscles — All of your tissues and organs.  The foods you eat also provide your body with the energy it needs to function properly.  In addition, we know that proper nutrition can help us improve our health, prevent certain diseases, achieve and maintain a desirable weight, and maintain our energy and vitality.

Wellness is defined as a multidimensional, lifelong process that includes physical, emotional, and spiritual health.  Wellness is not an endpoint in our lives, but is an active process we work on every day.

Preventing nutrient deficiency diseases. A healthful diet can reduce your risk for chronic diseases, that is, diseases that come on slowly and persist for years, if not for life, often despite the treatment.  Nutrition is strongly associated with four chronic diseases, which cause strokes, and type 2 diabetes.  Obesity, which increases our risk for all of these diseases, is significantly affected by nutrition and activity. Consuming too much food and exercising too little are factors in obesity.  In the US and any developed nations, the prevalence of obesity and the four chronic diseases has dramatically increased over the pass 15 years.

Here at feelfitastic we are dedicated to helping our members reach their goals and live a life full of Fitastic joy. Remember fitness has no finish line it is a life style. Stay tune for future articles on prevention of disease and keys to good health.

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