Halloween is upon us but even spookier than the creepiest ghoul mask or terrifying scary movie is that in the U.S. roughly 600 million pounds of candy is sold each year for Halloween. What’s more, 90 million pounds of that being chocolate sold the week of. <<Shudder>>
If you’re an athlete, active person, or anyone besides a lumbering zombie odds are you’re not going to overdo it by putting too many sugary substances into your body. But what about the workout supplements you’re putting into your body? How do you know you’re consuming exactly what you’re told is in a certain product? One guaranteed way is to stick with P4’s line of NFS Certified for Sport supplements.
Every P4 product — Pre Game Formula, Energy Formula, and Recovery Push Formula — has been verified to be banned-substance-free. What’s more, every claim on the label has been shown to be accurate and truthful.
With that said, keep these additional spooky health stats in mind as you avoid candy and embrace healthy whole foods this October and beyond!
Americans now spend more money dining out than on groceries.
Get Sleep, Energize
The CDC considers lack of sleep a public health problem. Lack of sleep, of course, leads to a lack of energy. However, while there is no sub for sleep, one 2008 study found that adults with chronic fatigue who undergo a moderately intense exercise regimen were found to have 20 percent more energy by the end of the six-week study. That said, using P4’s NSF Certified for Sport line of supplements can help boost energy levels, too. Reach for Pre Game Formula for the most potent kick; Energy Formula for a steady energy flow; and Recovery Push Formula for a caffeine-free energy rush that also aid recovery efforts.
It is estimated that one in three Americans receive over half of their calories from junk food, including fast food, candy, chips, soda, and processed fare, according to a study published in the journal BMJ Open. Adopting a Mediterranean diet, one rich in plants and polyphenols, would be better. A study out of the University of Auckland in New Zealand has showed that for every 100 people who ate healthy Mediterranean foods they suffered fewer heart attacks, strokes, or death compared to 100 people who ate the least amount of healthy food.
Get Over The Weight
Roughly 35 percent of all adults are overweight or obese, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services. One way to combat this: keep a food diary. A study that appeared in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found that people who logged their diets lost six pounds more than subjects who didn’t keep a food diary.
A Sugary Scare
Few can resist the occasional consumption of a sugary treat, but the problem is that few stop at occasional. Accordingto the United States Department of Agriculture, Americans consume 150 to 170 pounds of sugar, respectively, each year.
Have a (Healthy) Heart
One in four Americans is diagnosed with heart disease each year, according to government statistics.
According to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition less than 5% of adults get at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day. What’s worse, just one in three adults get the recommended amount of physical activity each week. Not good, especially considering a 2014 study has shown that lack of exercise is a major factor in chronic disease.
Don’t Get Salty
About 90% of Americans take in more sodium than is recommended for a healthy diet.Reducing the sodium Americans eat by 1,200mg per day on could save up to $20 billion a year in medical costs