The most important part of a healthy lifestyle is
good nutrition and exercise.
Food is a necessary part of life. Animals, plants and other organisms
take in food substances and process the nutrients within their bodies. Without
food humans lose energy, concentration, and control of their bodies. While
plants don’t have many options when it comes to food, humans have so many
options that it is sometimes hard to make good healthy decisions when it comes
to nutrition. In order to receive proper nutrition, it is important for
children to receive three healthy and balanced meals a day. While most parents
insist upon their child eating breakfast in the morning and a healthy dinner at
night, parents cannot control what their child eats at school. There are so
many choices in school cafeterias that some children may feel overwhelmed,
which causes them to choose unhealthy, but familiar snacks. School lunches
provide important nutrition to students, especially to kids that skip breakfast
or do not have the means to eat meals at home, which is why there should be
healthier choices. Most school cafeterias run the same way. The children
shuffle through the lunch lines as they choose a carton of milk. They are
offered an entrée and a vegetable and maybe even a fruit. They proceed to the
checkout line where they pay for the meal, but wait. Along the checkout line is
a display. There are bags of chips and fresh baked cookies and ice cream bars.
While they might think that they have an idea, parents don’t know what their
children eat during the school day. If a mother gives her son a five-dollar
bill and tells him to use the change he receives to buy his lunch the next day,
he will probably be tempted to buy an unhealthy treat instead.
While one is consistent with
achieving her dietary goal at least five out of seven days a week, we have still
has not begun our exercise goals. Therefore, has not created any exercising
habits to continue. However, she has established dietary habits she needs to
continue and improve so she can control her blood sugar levels to reduce and
prevent diabetic complications as well as gain weight.
Whereas, diabetes is a serious health condition
that results from the pancreas not producing enough or no insulin at all to
open adipose cell, muscle, and tissue receptors to allow sugar in the blood to
enter energy saving cells causing a buildup in the blood reducing the
individuals energy supply. This for example can result in of neurotransmitters
not being able to relay signals to many organs and tissues such as the brain,
heart, lungs, and skeletal muscles needed to perform life sustaining functions
(Starr and McMillan, 2012). This student as result of uncontrolled blood
glucose levels, knows the ramifications of diabetic complications, such as
A way to prevent diabetes
and other health issues is through exercise. The healthy exercise routing is
warm-up, cardio, and cool down.
number one reason why people should exercise is because it will keep you
healthy. Americans are eating enormous amounts of fast foods these days, so
cardiovascular diseases are becoming more and more common. One out of every
four Americans are suffering from some form of cardiovascular diseases, which
results in more than forty-five percent of deaths annually. The main cause for
this condition is obesity. The more body fat that you have, the greater your
risk for heart disease. However, this condition can easily be prevented or
controlled by exercising. Exercising makes the heart muscles stronger. When
your heart muscle is strong it can do the same amount of work at a lower heart
rate, so the heart doesn’t have to work as hard as it does with weak muscles.
In today’s society people are less concerned with the food they eat and their
physical condition, so many serious illnesses are becoming quite common.
Exercising not only helps prevent cardiovascular diseases, but it also helps
prevent strokes, type 2 diabetes, and even certain types of cancer.