The 14 Worst Health Trends of 2011


Your health can only benefit if you increase your awareness about the bad habits that make it harder to be healthy. With that in mind, Livestrong has put together a guide of the worst health trends of 2011.  Here are a few of them:

Lack of Sleep:  The National Sleep Foundation announced that Americans were sleeping less with each passing year, and the sleeplessness spiked in 2011.   Sleep is important for creating mental clarity, reducing the risk of diabetes and heart problems, and fighting off depression — and what’s more, the amount of sleep you get is directly linked to the ease with which you lose weight and build muscle. 

Fat and Fat:  People still have a hard time believing that eating fat doesn’t make you fat. Fat is an essential part of your diet and a vital nutrient that helps balance your hormones.

Snack Attack:  The average snack is 580 calories. Understand portion sizes and meal profiles (balancing protein, carbs, and fats) to make the most of your eating plan and see the results you want.

Supplement Overdose:  Supplements aren’t all bad, but they are called supplements for a reason. The majority of your nutrition should come from real food.

To see the rest of the trends, you can click on the link below.

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