Your Weekly Challenge:

Help yourself more … check your portions!

By Bernadette Kathryn, LMT, IHLC



When it comes to eating,

you can sometimes help yourself more

by helping yourself less.

~ Richard Armour



One of the reasons for this game is to help us ALL establish healthy habits that will allow us to go gracefully through life doing the things we truly enjoy and living the life we imagined ~ pain free, disease free, and full of the vitality that we all deserve!


Our society has had a dramatic increase in obesity during the past 20 years. More than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7%) and approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2—19 years are obese. Those are startling statistics!



Obesity-related conditions include:


  • heart disease
  • stroke
  • type 2 diabetes
  • certain types of cancer
  • some of the leading causes of preventable death!



According to the CDC – Center for Disease Control and Prevention:


  • Approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2—19 years are obese
  • Since 1980, obesity prevalence among children and adolescents has almost tripled
  • The estimated annual medical cost of obesity in the U.S. was $147 billion in 2008 U.S. dollars



Obesity is a combination of excessive food energy intake and lack of adequate physical activity. A Meal Ideas for Living Fit and physical exercise are the mainstays of treatment for obesity. Food plan quality can be improved by reducing the consumption of energy-dense foods such as those high in fat and sugars, and by increasing the intake of dietary fiber.


Obesity is a leading preventable cause of death worldwide, with increasing prevalence in adults and children.  Public health officials view obesity as one of the most severe public health problems of the 21st century. In 2013, the American Medical Association classified obesity as a disease.


With daily movement and Meal Ideas for Living Fit as part of our core components ~ we are setting the stage for our success in preventing this disease and all its related illnesses. We have the power to choose, a gift that we have to exercise as our right to live a healthy, vibrant life.

What changes can you make in your life & inspire in others that will assist their improved health through lifestyle options?



Take a look at your family health history ~

Living Fit Lifestyle - Family Health


What lurks in the shadows of your family health history?

What habits play a role in your family’s health that could be corrected through lifestyle choices?



Make a declaration today ~ Share with your team, family, and friends

Share on Facebook ~ inspire others to get moving, eat healthily and live a vibrant life!