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Overindulgence Can Lead You to Death!

"More die of too much food than of too little." -- Anonymous

Did you know that in today's modern society with bountiful resources, the adage, "too much of a good thing can hurt you" is not far from the truth? Especially as it pertains to food.

The truth is more people are sick or die today from overeating than from hunger or starvation. Why? Because overindulging our body with excess food than it requires causes obesity; which has many related diseases that can eventually lead to death!

Take a look at this article from The New England Journal of Medicine. The data here shows that obesity-related deaths are three times more than that caused by malnutrition and starvation. The World Health Organization says the same thing.

But, how and why?

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Related article: What Does Being Overweight Have To Do With Breast Cancer

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The hard truth is that most if not all of us, struggle with maintaining healthy eating and living habits. We live in a fast-paced world, where the term rat race has never been more applicable. However, to have the desired healthy life with energy to play with your kids, fit into those skinny jeans or that little black dress, you must commit to making a change for the better.

Of course, change doesn't happen overnight but small steps yield great reward eventually. You can start today by eating healthy portions of meals you can gorge to your heart’s content such as vegetables. Exercising will also help improve your cardiovascular health. In the grand scheme of things, an hour workout is only 4% of your entire day! Not too much right? You must believe as we believe that you are definitely capable of making the change you desire to lead a healthier life for yourself, your family, and yes, for the world!

You should feel beautiful, confident and happy in the skin and body you're in and part of that is being healthy and living optimally. Start making better choices. Live healthy. Live longer. Be happy!

You are not alone. We're on this path to healthy living together.