Tag: weight control
Each year, the President holds a formal State of the Union address. The annual speech, however, rarely addresses one of the most pressing issues faced by our nation: the health (and weight problems) of Americans. That’s where Anytime Fitness steps in, and for the fourth year in a row, they’ve compiled a comprehensive “Weight of the Union” report. This year’s report is based on an in-depth survey of more than 1,000 Americans.
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines obesity as an abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. Globally, obesity is the 5th leading cause of death and the number of people who are obese has doubled since 1980. 70% of Americans are classified as overweight or obese. This infographic explores these and other statistics related to the epidemic of obesity.
Calories are how we measure the energy that our body uses for fuel. These calories “power” our bodies’ vital processes such as breathing, pumping blood and even sleeping. In this infographic by Greatist, learn more about what calories are and how to maintain a good calorie intake in maintaining a healthy weight and diet.
As you might have guessed, there isn’t a way to sit on your couch all day and end up looking like a bodybuilder. There are however some everyday things you can do that are good for your health. These are things that you would probably do anyhow, so you might as well feel good about how many calories you’re burning by doing them.
Imagine that it’s time for breakfast. You have two choices: A plate of bacon and eggs or a bagel and low-fat cream cheese. Both are tempting decisions, but which one will make you fatter?This infographic published by Massive Health tells the story.