Tag Archives: life expectancy

Did you Know? About Life Expectancy

20 Mar
japan
Did you know that japan has the longest life expectancy at 83 years?
This is due to people being socially and economically active beyond their 60s and also to a healthy lifestyle. Japanese obesity rates are only 3.5% while they are 30% in the U.S. Japanese eat seasonal produce, lots of vegetables, fish and vegetable protein like tofu.
Maybe we should start eating more like them and become more physically active so we can reduce our obesity rates and be healthier!
Remember… Eat Healthy, Be Happy!

Childhood Obesity, Vitamin D and Diabetes

16 Feb

A recently published study with 411 obese children found that, low vitamin D levels are associated with risk for type-2 diabetes.

Obese children are more likely to be vitamin D deficient, and this is associated with insulin resistance.  Obese children are also more likely to skip breakfast and drink soda, both factors associated with a vitamin D deficiency.

If you have children, teach them how to eat healthy, things are better learned at a younger age.

A third of American children and adolescents are obese.

Some doctors today are saying that this generation of children will have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. And 1 in every 3 children born after the year 2000 will develop diabetes.

Remember… Eat healthy, feed healthy, be happy!