Tuesday, March 4, 2008

The 7 C's of Successful Change!

National Nutrition Month
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, data from two NHANES surveys show that among adults aged 20-74 years the prevalence of obesity increased from 15.0% (1976-1980 survey) to 32.9% (2003-2004 survey). These increasing rates are alarming because being overweight and obese increase the risk of many diseases including hypertension, Type 2 Diabetes, stroke, sleep apnea, and some cancers. This is why it is so important to start making changes today and lead the happiest and healthiest life possible. Making changes are never easy but here are the 7 C's of successful change that will help you take charge of your health:

  • Caring enough to treat your body really well
  • Choice to take small steps in a new direction
  • Creativity to find a variety of food and fitness options
  • Courage for new adventures and everyday challenges
  • Comfort through tough times with relaxation (or even pampering)
  • Confidence to take risks and to make normal mistakes
  • Celebration of the progress toward a strong and healthy you !


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