Nutrition Notes II
As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, one might think that I work with my patients on improving their diets. I do, but since my graduate degree is in Exercise Science, I also spend as much if not more time improving my patients’ activity habits.
Sedentary lifestyle is proving to be an independent risk factor for heart disease, and diabetes. And, a 2014 study by Lavie et al. published in the Journal of American College of Cardiology concluded that the progressive declines in physical activity over the last 50 years have been the primary cause of the obesity epidemic.
Nutrition is important, but activity may be MORE important when it comes to lowering one’s risk of obesity and chronic disease.
Keep Happy and Healthy!
Lisa Richardson, MA, RDN