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  1. Healthy Choices Week

  2. Madison County High School wants you to make healthy choices in what you eat, drink, and do now and in the future.

  3. Today, We Will Cover: • Eating Healthy and Exercise • Hydration • Alcohol & Driving Safety

  4. Eating Healthy & Exercise • To start eating healthy, learn new ways to eat • Add more fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains and cut back on fatty foods • You need to have a balanced diet with the right amount of vitamins and minerals • Doing so can help you feel great, energized, and also help prevent health problems including: • Heart Disease • High Blood Pressure • Diabetes • Cancers

  5. Eating Healthy & Exercise(Cont’d) • Trans fat is something you have to pay attention to if trying to eat healthy • Trans fat is the most harmful types of fats because it lowers good cholesterol and raises the bad cholesterol levels contributing significantly to heart disease • Trans fat occurs naturally in most meatsbut mostly comes from hydrogenated oils in processed foods • Examples Include: • Margarine • Shortening

  6. Eating Healthy & Exercise(Cont’d) • Exercise helps the body in many ways benefiting the heart and blood flow through the body • Benefits Include: • Improving cholesterol • Improving fat levels • Reducing inflammation in arteries • Keeps blood vessels flexible and open • Heart becomes stronger and also lowers the risk of heart disease • Doctors recommend at least 30 min. of moderate-intense exercise on most days of the week

  7. Sodas • Sodas are a major factor to obesity and weight gain • Sodas contain exceeding amounts of sugar, caffeine, and phosphoric acid • Sugar factors in mood, behavior, and attention patterns • Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant which means it causes greater blood flow to the heart but not to the brain

  8. Sodas • Caffeine is addictive leading to symptoms of headaches, nausea, drowsiness, depression, and reduced attention span • Phosphoric acid is a mineral acid contained in all soft drinks • Phosphoric acid effects the consumption of calcium • It neutralizes the hydrochloric acid contained in the stomach which affects the body’s ability to absorb and digest calcium

  9. Diet Drinks • Diet drinks contain everything regular soda drinks have except instead of sugar, they have aspartame • Aspartame is 200 times sweeter than regular sugar • Over 92 different health effects are associated with aspartame including: • Birth defects • Diabetes • Emotional disorders • Seizures

  10. Healthy Hydration • Water is the most basic part of a diet and is essential to survival • It regulates the body’s temp., cushions and protects vital organs, and aids the digestive system • It transports nutrients and dispel wastes • 85% of the body consists of water and because of this it’s impossible to live a week without it • Dehydration occurs when the body loses too much fluid and is unable to cool itself efficiently • Six to eight 8 oz. glasses of water is recommended each day—drink lots of water every day!

  11. Alcohol and Driving • Alcohol is the #1 youth drug problem. Alcohol kills 6 times more people under 21 than all other drugs. • Keep an eye on your date/driver to make sure he/she doesn’t drink any alcohol. Alcohol slows reaction time, impairs vision, thinking, judgment, and coordination. • Don’t ride with someone else if they are under the influence. • Talk to parents, teachers, or someone else you trust about the dangers and consequences of drinking and driving.

  12. We hope you make the right decisions for your body—there’s only one you so take care of yourself!

  13. A Special Thanks... To Mrs. Sonia Coile & her 7th Period Business Communication Class for creating this presentation.