Your nutrition matters.
Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Combined with physical activity, your diet can help you to reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases (like heart disease and cancer), and promote your overall health.
Nutritional science studies how the body breaks food down (catabolism) and repairs and creates cells and tissue (anabolism). Together, catabolism and anabolism = metabolism. That’s our primary focus at Simple Wellness. By understanding your metabolism, we help you navigate a wide range of health and wellness conditions. That’s why we care about your nutrition and want you to make the best choices possible.
The Impact of Nutrition on Your Health
There’s an obesity epidemic in United States, largely caused by unhealthy eating choices. According to fitness.gov, about one-third of U.S. adults (33.8%) are obese, and approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2—19 years are obese. And even for people at a healthy weight, a poor diet is associated with major health risks that can cause illness and even death.
Poor nutritional choices, then, can have a grave impact later in life. The risk factors for adult chronic diseases, like hypertension and type 2 diabetes, are increasingly seen in younger ages. If you established poor dietary habits as a child, it’s likely you carried them right into adulthood! This is why it’s so important to teach children how to eat healthy at a young age.
With all this in mind, it’s clear that the link between good nutrition and healthy weight, reduced chronic disease risk, and overall health is too important to ignore.
How can I improve my nutrition?
Everybody’s different, so there is no solution that works for everyone. Thankfully, at Simple Wellness, we have the tools and experience to determine exactly what you need.
We can develop personalized diet plans and eating strategies that ensure your body is functioning as it should. More than this, though, we take the time to explain exactly why your body needs certain foods—and why you should avoid others. It’s not as cut-and-dry as “eat this” and “don’t eat that.” Once you understand your body’s ideal diet, you can get the fuel you need every day.