"Better health through better living" is a popular health slogan. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control used the slogan "Five-a-day" to promote more vegetable and fruit consumption, and replaced it in 2014 with "Fruits & Veggies – More Matters." Other health slogans include "Give junk food the boot and switch to fruit," "Fitness. Performance. Life," "Beautiful body. Built by you" and "It's your future; be there happy and healthy."Know More
Whether slogans actually influence the behavior of individuals towards adopting a healthier lifestyle is unclear. The BBC reports only limited success of the "Five-a-day" slogan in increasing fruit and vegetable consumption. The average intake of fruits and vegetables was only three and a half pieces per day in 2013, even though the slogan was introduced in 2003. The middle classes were more likely to change their behavior in response to the slogan. However, many people counted questionable foods towards their total count of fruits and vegetable consumed each day, such as fried potatoes, chips and sweetened canned fruits.
Slogans are highly memorable phrases coined by companies, organizations and government agencies to convey a message or sell a product. Key characteristics of effective slogans include being short, simple and easy to remember.Learn more about Fitness & Exercise
Exercise increases the blood flow in one's heart and strengthens the heart muscles. During exercise more blood gets pumped into the lungs to enable increased oxygen absorption. This oxygen is then carried to the body muscles engaged in exercise, usually the legs and arms. When a person exercises, both his heart rate and his breathing rate increase considerably, making his heart and lungs work harder.Full Answer >
A waist size is considered normal if it is 35 inches or less for women and 40 inches or less for men, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The risk for type 2 diabetes and heart disease increases with greater waist circumferences. The NIH publishes a table of the risks of obesity-associated diseases by body mass index and waist circumference that gives visitors to its website an idea of whether their waist sizes are indicative of any pending health problems.Full Answer >
Membership in the YMCA gives a person access to a range of health and fitness facilities, as well as other initiatives run by the Young Men's Christian Association. YMCA membership is open to all, and members enjoy discounts on YMCA affiliated services, as well as invitations to charitable events.Full Answer >
Safe exercises for senior citizens include aerobic activities such as tennis, swimming and brisk walking. Other activities include squats, arm raises, arm curls and push-ups, states Everyday Health. Aerobic activities should be moderate, doing squats without weights, arm curls with light weights and modified push-ups to lessen difficulty.Full Answer >