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Ten Steps to Your Worst Body Ever!

It seems we are overwhelmed by media messages touting the latest health kick or super food that will lead us to longer lives and leaner bods, but has it really made a difference to our health? Rates of chronic disease, obesity, and mental illness appear to be increasing even with all we know about health and wellness.  Perhaps the messages have gotten old? Perhaps we aren’t paying attention to them as we once did? Or perhaps we are just too busy and stressed out to care anymore?  For those who are tired of hearing the same old thing and are craving a new perspective on health, here are ten (tongue in cheek) very simple steps to obtaining the unhealthiest (and possibly worst) body ever…


Step 1: Be Sure to Drink Your Calories

To obtain a flabby physique and spike that blood sugar all one needs to do is reach for the sodas, juices, sports drinks, or any beverage that contains sugar. The average sugary beverage contains about 30-grams (that’s roughly 8-teaspoons of sugar in a can of soda).  This may include fruit juices, energy drinks and even our favorite healthier options like almond and soy milk (although the sugar content may be much less).  Research has been very clear that a diet high in sugar can increase the risk of chronic diseases like diabetes, cancer, and heart disease…not to mention obesity.

Health professionals suggest drinking more water than anything else, but that would only lead to hydration and greater feelings of wellbeing and vitality.  The best way to ensure illness is focusing on a diet high in sugar. To be sure beverages have sugar in them, check out the nutritional label. That label will note the grams of sugar in each drink or food item. Remember, hard core flab can easily be achieved and maintained if one makes the choice of soda over water!

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