AVENTURA, Fla., March 2 Cinergy Health, a nationwide health insurance agency providing guaranteed issue and short term major medical insurance programs, discusses the importance of proper diet for March's National Nutrition Month, how a healthy lifestyle can reduce insurance costs and the steps Americans can take towards wellness.
"It is vital for Americans to start living healthier lives, especially since many children and adults are becoming increasingly overweight leading to multiple health risks," said Daniel Touizer, CEO and Founder of Cinergy Health. "Programs like March National Nutrition Month are a great way to impel Americans to take charge of their health, which will ultimately drive down insurance costs."
Recent data from the National Center for Health Statistics revealed that 67 percent of Americans are overweight or obese. Those numbers are supported by a CBS News Report stating that healthy fruits and vegetables make up only 10 percent of caloric intake in the U.S. diet and that less than 20 percent of Americans eat the recommended five or more servings of fruits and vegetables each day.
As a result, Dr. Margaret Lewin, Medical Director of Cinergy Health, created five simple steps to encourage a healthy diet and lifestyle.
About Cinergy Health
CINERGY HEALTH, with headquarters in Florida, is a nationwide provider of innovative and affordable health insurance solutions designed to meet the changing needs of American families. Recognizing the financial challenges for people who cannot afford or qualify for costly major medical insurance plans, Cinergy Health designs and delivers lower cost alternative health plans that facilitate access to quality healthcare services and enable people to maintain better health. Cinergy Health specializes in niche market needs through limited medical benefit plans, which provide first dollar coverage for the predictable medical care people need most frequently, and short term major medical insurance, which provides comprehensive coverage for people with a temporary need for affordable major medical insurance. Further, plan members can choose doctors and hospitals of their choice without being confined to a list.
1. Emphasize mealtimes and plan ahead to provide healthier foods. Serve the healthier lower calories foods first to satiate the appetite, leaving the calorie-dense foods for last. 2. Keep healthy food handy. Instead of keeping fruits, veggies and healthy snacks hidden in your refrigerator or cupboard, try keeping items out on the kitchen counter or your office desk to make them convenient. 3. Stay active. Walk or bike to as many activities as is safe and practical. When driving to a mall or supermarket, park your car as far as feasible from your destination. Remember, when you "save energy" you're saving calorie expenditure. 4. Drink more water. Often people mistake dehydration for hunger. Drink 8-10 glasses a day as it cleanses and detoxifies all the impurities in your system. 5. Carbohydrates are important. You need to eat foods high in carbs since they're your body's main source of energy, but choose the right carbs like whole grain flour, hearty vegetables, oats and unprocessed grains like brown rice.
SOURCE Cinergy Health