The couch-potato with his channel-changer is representative of most Americans who eat the wrong food, don’t exercise and end up with cardiovascular disease.
-The average U.S. adult spends 5 hours per day in front of the t.v. ….. and 111 minutes per day on the internet for entertainment.
-Over 80% of U.S. adults over 18 exercise less than 2.5 hours/week.
-On average we consume 150 lbs of added sugar (soft drinks, candy, junk food) per per year.
-At least 1 in 4 people eat some form of fast food every day.
-On average, each American eats fast food 160 times a year for an average of almost 200,000 calories per year.
-Americans consume 31% more packaged food than fresh food, which is quite a lot considering on average each of us eats almost 2,000 lbs. of food a year.
-20% of all American meals are eaten in the car.
-67 million adult Americans have high blood pressure (1 in every 3)
-29 million Americans have diabetes (27% are undiagnosed). There were 1.7 million new cases per year in 2010. That number has been growing by approx. 100,000 more new cases each year.
-12 million Americans over 65 (over 25% of our seniors) have diabetes.
-In 2012, over 80 million Americans had prediabetes.
-In 2014, there are 1,665,000 new cancer cases each year. There are over 8 million Americans that have cancer.
-Americans have 1.5 million heart attacks and strokes each year.
-At least 70% of cardiovascular problems could be eliminated by lifestyle – diet and exercise. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S.
The food that you eat and the type of regular exercise you perform repeatedly each week can help prevent cardiovascular disease, stroke, heart attack, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, atherosclerosis, depression, alzheimers, and even cancer … to name a few. In other words, you make your own choices and pick your own lifestyle that will inevitably affect your long-term health.
We at Seagate believe in prevention, dramatic life-style change, exercise and good diet.
-Do a min. of 30 minutes of aerobic exercise/day or 3.5 hours per week. That represents less than one-half the time an average American spends in front of -the television and on his computer every day.
-Avoid processed foods, fast food, sugar, carbs, GMO foods, sweeteners, candy, cakes, soft drinks, excessive alcohol and of course smoking.
-Most of the center of the grocery store is to be avoided. The real food – fruits, vegetables, dairy, meat/fish – the foods that actually can be identified as food are located around the walls of most grocery stores.
-Get off the couch, give the channel-changer a rest and take a walk.
The above video was taken of an octopus eating a small fish in 2013 in Lembeh Staits, Indonesian while “muck-diving”. This is a form of diving where you search around the bottom for small creatures. This octopus needed a lot of encouragement before swallowing the fish.