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This paper explains that the author considers himself to be a mean, lean health machine because he exercises at least three times weekly and because he is trying to improve his nutritional habits. On the other hand, based on a report from the New York State Department of Health, the author points out that poor diet and physical inactivity are the second leading causes of preventable death. The paper reviews the many benefits to an individual of adopting a better diet and activity level.
From the Paper:"Almost 30% of high school students from New York City are obese or overweight, and almost 25% of elementary students from K-5 are in the same category. These figures are all disseminated by the New York Department of Health and what could be really disturbing about them is the fact that it is costing America and the state of New York billions of dollars per year to cope with obesity-related illnesses. New York State alone has spent over $6 billion on this problem. Much of the problem could be alleviated if the citizens were taught what foods to eat and what foods not to eat."
Sample of Sources Used:
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- New York Department of Health (2005) Annual Report, http://www.health.state.ny.us/prevention/obesity/strategic_plan.htm, accessed March 8, 2009
- Ramlau-Hansen, C.H., Thulstrup, A.M., Bonde, J.P., Olsen, J., (2007) Parental infertility and semen quality in male offspring: A follow-up study, American Journal of Epidemiology, Vol. 156, Number 5, pp. 568 - 569
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