Good nutrition is an important part of being healthy so be sure to complement your physical activity program with a healthy diet. Eating healthy consists of many components including vitamin and mineral needs. Knowing what makes up proper nutrition and how to apply the information to everyday life will enable you to live a healthier life.
When we overeat and are inactive, we gain weight. If left unaddressed, weight gain leads to overweight and obesity which contributes to the cause of many health concerns such as: diabetes, heart disease, stroke and some types of cancer.Good nutrition not only lowers the risk for developing these chronic diseases, it also helps fuel our bodies and provides the energy we need to keep moving. It’s important for our own health and for the health of our communities that we adopt and engage in healthy lifestyle habits.
Updated: April 30, 2013