Increased Cancer Risks in Young Adults

Obesity-related cancers are on the rise among young adult Americans. Recent studies have show that 6/12 obesity-related cancers have had a significant increase in young adults, with even greater increases with successively younger generations.

When compared to people who were born 1945-1954, those born 1980-1989 had double the risk at the same age. Findings are based on 20 years of cancer incidence data in the 25 states, covering 67% of the U.S. population.


While ones overall chances of being diagnosed with cancer are fairly slim, the data does show that we should put more emphasis on maintaining healthy body fat percentages and physical activity levels. What are some easy ways to improve your overall health and body composition?

  1. Drink 80-100 oz of water per day

  2. Aim to fill your plate with 75% veggies

  3. Fit 20 minutes of exercise in daily. As you become more fit, increase the intensity of the exercise.

Small changes can go a long way towards improving your overall health and fitness in the long run. Remember unless you are up against a life or death situation, making small consistent changes will lead to the big time results you seek.

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Negative Impact of Workplace Snacks

Halloween marks the beginning of holiday eating. We don't realize it until January or even February rolls around and our muffin tops are covered by comfy sweaters but the majority of Americans eat on average 1,200 extra calories per week during the holiday period of Halloween to New Years.


How is it that we can eat so many more calories without even realizing it? Blame it on the homemade cookies in the break room or left over Halloween candy circulating the office. Most people believe that just one cookie or just one piece of candy won't impact their waistline. The truth is, one cookie won't impact your waistline, but a study done by the CDC of 5,222 employees across the US found that employees were eating 70% more than usual compared to other periods during the year from free foods found at work. People spend about 50% of their time at work and the empty calories add up! For the average person that would equate to .5-1 lbs of weight gain per week over the holidays. 


What can you do as an employee to help yourself and co-workers maintain dietary health through the festive holiday season?
1. Encourage your employer to offer wellness programs that promote healthier eating habits.
2. Encourage your employer to provide fruits, veggies, and other healthy options for snacks.
3. Organize a sexy salad lunch party in the office where each person brings a healthy salad ingredient to share and people build their own salads.
4. Bring in a nutrition counselor to help people better understand how what they are eating impacts them.
5. Organize a walking group that meets before work, at lunch, or after work. 


You do not have to be another holiday weight statistic.

If you live or work in Oakland, Ca contact us today to help you get a nutrition or fitness program started!