Obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease are reaching epidemic proportions. According to the World Health Organization, at least 2.8 million people die worldwide each year as a direct result of being overweight or obese. These conditions greatly increase the risk for other health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers. Besides overweight the other main causes for the high prevalence of type 2 diabetes are unhealthy diet and physical inactivity.
You can find out if you are overweight or obese, by calculating your body mass index (BMI). The formula is: BMI = (weight in kilograms) / (height in meters)2. A BMI of 25 or above represents an overweight condition, while a BMI of 30 or above represents obesity. What is your BMI? Are you overweight or obese?
We can protect ourselves and our children against obesity, diabetes and heart disease by eating a healthy natural plant-based diet, exercising regularly and getting adequate sleep. Where else can you improve your lifestyle? Studies are showing that developing positive relationships, learning to forgive and having faith in God can also enhance your health.
“You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” John C. Maxwell
Why not start changing your daily routine today? You can do it! The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
Dr. Hana Kahleova, Endocrinologist and Researcher