Women's Health

couple joggingWomen's lives are filled with responsibilities both in and outside of the home, and some women find it difficult to justify using personal time for health maintenance and prevention. As a result, many women struggle with weight issues.

According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data from 2007–2008, the overall prevalence of overweight and obese adults was 68 percent (approximately 64 percent among women).

Weight is not just a cosmetic issue. Being overweight may also increase the risk of developing chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

Fad Diets

While it may be tempting to go on the latest fad diet, they are not the best way to lose weight and keep it off. Instead, focus on lifestyle changes such as following a healthy eating plan, watching portion sizes, and being physically active.

Avoid Fad Diets
Healthy Eating Plan
Watching Portion Sizes
Being Physically Active

 

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Taking Steps Toward Better Health

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