Thursday, June 12, 2008

join me...

in living a healthy that's haute! :) Did you know?....

about 41,000 new cases of cancer in the United States were estimated to be due to obesity.

recent report estimated that, in the United States, 14 percent of deaths from cancer in men and 20 percent of deaths in women were due to overweight and obesity

Obese women are also at increased risk of dying from breast cancer after menopause compared with lean women

Obesity has been consistently associated with uterine (endometrial) cancer. Obese women have two to four times greater risk of developing the disease than do women of a healthy weight

Colon cancer occurs more frequently in people who are obese than in those of a healthy weight

Studies have consistently found a link between a type of kidney cancer

Overweight and obese individuals are two times more likely than healthy weight people to develop a type of esophageal cancer

An increased risk of gallbladder cancer has been found to be associated with obesity,An increased risk of gallbladder cancer has been found to be associated with obesity,

I got all this info from the National Cancer Institute website check it out yourself if you don't believe me.

What is "obese"? 30 pounds or more overweight. 1/3 of Americans fit into that category. We can change that. :)

Here's something interesting I found...because muscle weighs more than fat...

Using your thumb and forefinger, grasp the skin 3" to the right or left of your navel. Pinch firmly but not so hard that it hurts. Then slide your hand away without changing the distance between your thumb and forefinger, and see how far apart they are. Ideally you will have pinched about 1/2" inch of flesh. An inch or more in your "pinch" means that your excess body weight is more fat than muscle

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