Take a serious glance at America and her northern neighbors to see what is amassing the perfect calamity. Put together this modern scenario: the summation of increased work hours, elimination of physical labor, the popularity of sedentary forms of entertainment, eating nutrient-poor meals outside the home, dangerous environmental conditions, and the generation (born from 1970-1990 and are savvy) propensity for N activities and what do you have? The answer: staggering statistics from Centers for Disease Control and the US Surgeon General that shows the dramatic increase of sedentary diseases that make up the five parts to a new disease or condition called the “Metabolic Syndrome”*.
Question: How do we prevent this health and fitness crisis from striking?
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*Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that occur together, increasing your risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Having just one of these conditions increased blood pressure, elevated insulin levels, high triglycerides, obesity, or high “bad” or LDL cholesterol levels contributes to your risk of serious disease. In combination, your risk is even greater. The primary abnormality is insulin resistance; when the body’s tissues respond abnormally to release of insulin.