Oathealth Podcast Episode 26

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Episode #26, November 19, 2009
  

Last weeks challenge:

  • Evaluate Where Your Health is and Where You Want it to be. 
  • Count the cost- What will it take to make a positive change?

Additional Resources:

 

Nearly 1/3 of the calories in the US diet come from junk food, researchers find

UC Berkeley News

Sarah Yang

01 June 2004

http://berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2004/06/01_usdiet.shtml

 

Recent News: Bad sign for Baby Boomers: Disability on the rise for Americans in their 60’s

  • Compared with those surveyed in 1988-1994, 60-somethings surveyed in 1999-2004 were:
    • 70% more likely to have difficulty walking from room to room, getting in and out of bed, and/or eating and dressing.
    • 70% more likely to have difficulty doing chores, preparing meals, and/or managing money
    • 50% more likely to have difficulty walking a quarter mile and/or walking up 10 steps without rest
    • 40% more likely to have difficulty stooping, crouching, or kneeling; lifting or carrying 10 pounds; and/or standing from an armless chair.

http://www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/news/20091112/boomers-doomed-to-disability?src=RSS_PUBLIC

 Good News

  • The body is highly resilient
  • Basic changes make a big difference
  • There is a group to help support you through the process
  • We are willing to put in the work to help you step by step along the way

Even if you only accomplish 80% of what we are seeking to accomplish in the next year you can

  • Increase energy levels
  • loose weight
  • decrease risk for disease
  • If we can make many of these changes permanent then we can leave a solid foundation for the next generation

Next Weeks’ Challenge:

  • Joe challenges you to be aware of food additives
  • See how much food you eat have additives