The food industry nowadays is starkly different from what it was a few decades ago. Fast food joints are so popular that they have become household names. People opt to eat out or order take-aways instead of cooking traditional meals at home, citing hectic schedules as the main reason. Walking through a local supermarket, we see more aisles of cereals, junk foods, and processed food items than fresh produce. Technology and modern lifestyle has changed our eating habits extremely.
In recent years, morbidity due to noncommunicable diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and obesity has increased drastically. According to the World Health Organization, the prevalence of obesity has more than doubled since 1980. In fact, in 2014 1.9 billion adults were found to be overweight, 600 million of which were obese while in 2013, 42 million children under five years of age were either overweight or obese. Furthermore, the problem is no longer confined to high income countries; developing countries have also seen an increase in the rate of childhood obesity in recent years.
This is precisely the reason why this powerful ad against obesity sponsored by the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta hits close to home. We are so accustomed to eating junk and heavily processed food and generally living sedentary lifestyles that we sacrifice our health for it. Children are being fed with extremely sugary food and empty calories while adults binge on oily and greasy food. This unhealthy practice results in adverse health effects such as cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, among others.
Watch the video below and see if you’re guilty of these things too:
It’s never too late to reverse our unhealthy eating habits. Our choices today will affect our children’s future, so act now and start living healthy today.
Couple Quit Jobs to Travel Across the World and Now Scrub Toilets To Get By
From advertising to scrubbing toilets – this is the story of a couple’s adventures across the globe.
They say that it's better to travel while single, young, and able, since it will be virtually impossible once you're married and have already set down roots in one place. In fact, backpacking is a common thing among young professionals nowadays. Some even give up their stressful and hectic day jobs to heed the call of wanderlust. Whenever we see travel photos of a young couple lounging lazily in an exotic beach somewhere in the Caribbean, or drinking artisanal coffee in a posh cafe somewhere in Eastern Europe posted online, we cannot help but feel a pang of jealousy for their laid-back life.
What we do not know and see however, are the struggles these travelers face, for not every trip is as peachy as it looks in social media.
This is the story of South African couple Chanel Cartell and Stevo Dirnberger's adventures....
Your Feet’s Condition Can Indicate Serious Health Problems
Here’s a reason why you shouldn’t take your feet for granted.
Our feet can be one of the most ignored and taken for granted parts of our body. But believe it or not, our feet’s condition may actually give us a clue if we have serious health issues. Sudden changes in the appearance of your feet can be an indicator of a certain health problem.
Jake Heath, a podiatrist from One Wellness Clinic in Wimpole Street, London explains: “We neglect our feet and put up with signs and symptoms that, in any other part of the body, would have us running to medical professionals.”
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Want Your Own #FollowMeTo Photos But Still Single? Here’s the Perfect Solution to Your Problem
You’ve got to give them a hand for such a great idea!
By now, I bet everyone is familiar with the famous handholding couple in the Instagram series #FollowMeTo.
The stunning travel photos of gorgeous couple Murad and Natalia Osmann have taken the social media by storm. The photo series’ signature style features Natalia leading her photographer husband to impressive places all over the world. Their breathtaking adventures had inspired a lot of people to take a journey and discover the world with their significant others.
Having this in your bucketlist isn’t very easy. For one, finding time and money to go see the world can be challenging. More so if you don’t have a boyfriend whom you could lead to beautiful places....
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