How To Fight The Risks Of Modern Day Living
Most people today are overweight, according to recent government studies. Two out of every three people today is either overweight or obese. Why is this? Many believe that modern society, with our easy work and the abundance of food, are to blame. In this article we’ll explore those issues and figure out exactly we can do about it.
If you were to go back in time fifty years or so, you’d find that grocery stores weren’t nearly as big, nor were fast food places nearly as prevalent. Because there is so much food available all around us, it’s easy to overindulge. Of course, the technology of food distribution has increased significantly, making it easier than ever to get the food we want when we want, but sometimes that isn’t so healthy.
One way to get around this is to make more of a conscious choice when considering which foods to eat. Consider eating more vegetables, which are rich in fiber and other nutrients. Consider switching to olive oil instead of modern plant oils. Consider eating lean cuts of chicken instead of fat laden hamburger. This small changes can add up to powerful results.
Another reason for the increased amount of obesity is the lack of exercise. On the one hand, this is good, because it means we can make a living without working in a coal mine or swinging an ax all day, long. But on the other hand, if all we do is sit in a chair all day long, and work the mouse and keyboard, our health tends to suffer.
Of course, this is also easy to fix. Simply figure out some ways to get some basic exercise into your life. This can easily be done by changing your habits around. A couple of good ways to do this is to park further away from your office every day, and to take the stairs instead of the elevator. These small changes can add up significantly over time.
To be sure, modern day living sure beats waking up in a cave every morning and having to chase after your breakfast. But in order to fend off the hidden dangers, the simple ideas in this article, when applied consistently, can help you stay in top shape.