The physical YOU is an extremely important aspect of your total well-being. Your body is your temple and needs to be treated with respect.

Physical fitness helps all the body systems function at their best and is important for the prevention of major diseases. It also boosts energy, helps reduce stress, and benefits emotional well-being. Obesity results from a lack of exercise as well as overeating, and places you at the risk of developing diabetes, stroke, arthritis, and other diseases.

What you eat and drink provides energy for cell growth, maintenance, and repair, and for physical and mental activity. A diet low in fats and high in fibre, fruits, and vegetables can protect against disease. Junk and processed foods are low in fibre and high in fats, added sugars, and chemical additives. Fad diets may take weight off, but are difficult to maintain and any weight lost is quickly regained.

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