An estimated 20% of young people in Ireland are thought to be overweight. Being overweight can cause chronic illnesses like diabetes, heart disease and cancer. They say we are what we eat, and while good nutrition isn’t necessarily a cure, it goes a long way toward preventing these problems… What we eat has an important impact on our lives: in Europe, six of the seven biggest risk factors leading to premature death relate to how we eat, drink and exercise.
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A healthy lifestyle will make you feel better – you’ll have more energy and find yourself in a better mood. Here are some tips to get you started:
- Don't skip meal times
- Eat lots of fruit and vegetables
- Drink plenty of water
- Avoid sweets and fizzy drinks
- Go easy on fatty foods
- Exercise regularly
According to the United Nations, there are more people in the world who are overweight than who are malnourished.