In our modern and abundant world, we have much choice in how we live our lives, the foods we eat, the patterns that become part of our daily routine, and the environment we create around us. Others around the world are not as fortunate.
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Health is the word used to describe how your body feels. Being healthy is important because it makes you feel good and live longer. Getting healthy depends on eating the right food, doing the right exercise, taking medicine if you are sick, knowing what to do if you have an illness or disability and feeling good about yourself.
My name is Carla Palmeri. I am a Personal Trainer at Body Sculptor Fitness Centre. I am delighted to have this opportunity to assist and guide the 2009 War on Weight Contestants on the path to a more active and healthier lifestyle. Let the War on Weight begin!
Called the Silent killer, the numbers are staggering for heart disease in women. Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart disease, hypertension and stroke, is the number one killer of women, according to the American Heart Association. It kills half a million American women each year. That figure exceeds the next seven causes of death combined. Moreover, women are 15% more likely than men to die of a heart attack. And they are twice as likely to have a second heart attack in the six years following the first. Yet in a 2000 national heart association survey, only 34% of women correctly identified heart disease as a leading cause of death.
Body fat measurements and the measuring tape are recognized as superior methods for measuring weight loss. When someone declares that they want to "lose weight", what they often mean is that they want to lose fat. So, now that you've had your body fat percentage measured, what does the number really mean?