"I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once,
But I fear the man who has practiced ONE KICK 10,000 times."
Too much sugar is linked to obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. This is why the American Heart Association recommends no more than:
Too much sugar and artificial sweetener (which can be as much as 13,000 times sweeter than sugar) can train your taste buds to become used to a high level of sweetness. This can cause you to crave—and consume—more sugar. It can make you feel hungry, too.
The good news is you can reset your taste buds to consume less—or no—added sugar. Start by taking the 2-week sugar and artificial sweetner challenge.
For 2 weeks, cut out all added sugars and artificial sweeteners.
What can you eat instead?" Real food. Check out these sample menus:
What should you drink? Sparkling mineral water, unsweetened teas, or essence waters. You can also infuse water with your favorite flavors at home by adding lemon, mint, or other herbs and fruits to water.
Good nutrition, physical activity, and a healthy body weight are essential parts of a person’s overall health and well-being. Together, these can help decrease a person’s risk of developing serious health conditions, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and cancer. A healthful diet, regular physical activity, and achieving and maintaining a healthy weight also are paramount to managing health conditions so they do not worsen over time.
Most Americans, however, do not eat a healthful diet and are not physically active at levels needed to maintain proper health. Fewer than 1 in 3 adults and an even lower proportion of adolescents eat the recommended amount of vegetables each day.1 Compounding this is the fact that a majority of adults (81.6%) and adolescents (81.8%) do not get the recommended amount of physical activity.2
As a result of these behaviors, the Nation has experienced a dramatic increase in obesity. Today, approximately 1 in 3 adults (34.0%) and 1 in 6 children and adolescents (16.2%) are obese. Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes, which are among the leading causes of death. In addition to grave health consequences, overweight and obesity significantly increase medical costs and pose a staggering burden on the U.S. medical care delivery system.
Ensuring that all Americans eat a healthful diet, participate in regular physical activity, and achieve and maintain a healthy body weight is critical to improving the health of Americans at every age.
Couch potato is a colloquial term used frequently in the United States to describe an inactive person. Traditionally, adults who watch a considerable amount of television were the most likely recipients of the label, but in recent years the term has become a common description for people of all ages who frequently engage in sedentary activities, such as heavy video game or Internet use. The label generally carries a negative connotation.
Social stigma attached to the couch potato label may relate to the negative effects that inactivity can have on a person’s health. A sedentary lifestyle can cause obesity and increase the risk of disease. People who do not receive enough exercise may suffer from high blood pressure, diabetes, or cardiovascular disease. The belief that sedentary people are lazy may contribute to the term’s negative connotation as well.
Although sedentary jobs can also have a negative impact on health, the term generally applies to people who engage in recreational activities that require them to sit for long periods of time. Those who have sedentary jobs and are inactive in their free time may compound the health risks and increase the likelihood of attracting the couch potato label. A person who has an active job but prefers a sedentary form of entertainment may be called a couch potato as well.
Watching television extensively is a very common characteristic of people who receive the couch potato label. Soap operas, sporting events, and other programming that tends to gain long-term viewers may be mentioned frequently in conjunction with the term. People who take part in other sedentary activities, such as reading, may not receive the label as often as those who watch television.
Although people do not usually sit on a couch while using a computer, people who use computers for considerable periods of time are sometimes referred to as couch potatoes. Heavy computer use can cause the same inactivity that television causes. Those who utilize computers or Internet technology for work usually do not receive the couch potato label, but it may be applied to some people who use the technology for pleasure, such as video game enthusiasts.
The term has become an increasingly popular description for children. Many young people in the United States and elsewhere have begun playing outdoors less, which some researchers believe to be the result of increased access to technology. The popularity of video games and television may also lead children to sit inside more often. Couch potato children, like their adult counterparts, may suffer from a lack of exercise. They may become heavier than their active peers and have a higher risk of disease.
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