Personalized Nutrition and Exercise Plan

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Nutrition and Exercise 1 Personalized Nutrition and Exercise Plan Personalized Nutrition and Exercise Plan Sonja Saltzgiver Axia College of University of Phoenix
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Nutrition and Exercise 2 As with many family histories, illness and ill health go hand in hand. Some people have a history filled with severe illnesses or immune concerns. Others have a history heavy with cancers. There are even more with a history of heart disease and diabetes. (Linda Van Horn, 1997)Learning from these illnesses and how to help prevent them will go a long way to elimination of the diseases. No matter what, we all can learn and evolve past these problems with proper diet and exercise. The concern that weighs heavily on my family is the plague of colon cancer. My family history of cancer seems to center around the colon. The colon is a tract that moves waste after the small intestine filters nutrients from the foods we eat that are needed for survival. The colon is where most cancers begin. My mother’s side of the family has been plagued with this cancer for many generations. I have had to bury an uncle that died from it and have had several others that have had parts of their colons removed due to the cancer. My grandmother is alive and a five time survivor of colon cancer. She is also a survivor of cervical, breast, and ovarian cancer. This is a concern that needs addressed on every level of my family. The knowledge learned here and from all relatives will help us all to beat this killer of life. Colon cancer can be avoided if proper diet and exercise are practiced. One of the diet suggestions is to eat a high fiber diet. Fiber helps to clean the colon and flush the system. Eating foods high in fiber will keep a person regular and help to lower the risk of this cancer. Another suggestion is to lower the fat intake of the foods we eat. By doing this, we keep down the buildup of fats in our system. When less fat is stored, we become healthier and lower our cancer risks. Weight is another issue that is linked to cancer of the colon. People that are overweight
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2010 for the course SCI/241 SCI/241 taught by Professor Tierapacklawyer during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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