Local nutrition crusader fighting the good health battle against obesity

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Monday, March 11th, 2013
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Shocking statistics reveal that 40% of all cancers in Ireland are weight related, 80% of Type 2 diabetes diet related and 25% of children as young as 3 years old are overweight or obese.

Lisa wants to transform lives in Newry by providing good nutrition advice

Lisa McArdle of Choice by Lisa Nutrition has been motivated by these findings, focusing her efforts on helping to transform lives, promoting healthier attitudes and greater awareness towards changing our unhealthy lifestyles and habits. Speaking to Newry Times, Lisa stated, “This epidemic is on our doorstep right here in the greater Newry and Mourne area and unfortunately it is only getting worse, with 2 in 3 adults currently classified as being overweight and/or obese, it is becoming an accepted normality which I want to change.” According to Choice by Lisa, simple lifestyle changes can make the biggest difference as they are easy to maintain long term and can have a huge impact on improving health. Lisa continued, “Easy, manageable changes such as increasing exercise, taking more fruits and vegetables and getting back into the kitchen cooking again can reduce our nation’s health bill and help save lives.” This is backed up by a recent NHS health report which states “changing how we eat and exercise is now a matter of necessity”, showing Lisa’s crusade as one which can only be applauded. The plans, services and advice offered by Choice by Lisa Nutrition are inspiring, yet simple, encouraging health through one of our nation’s favourite past times – eating good food. “I’ve found I’m not craving sweet things…” reported one of her clients. “I have lowered my cholesterol reading and have more energy…” revealed another. Lisa herself is a living testimonial, walking the walk while talking the talk, on how good nutrition can help improve the lifestyles of those with chronic illness, having suffered with severe rheumatoid arthritis for the last 15 years. Lisa has managed to come off some medication and shock her doctors; she hopes to help other chronic illness sufferers, “Time and time again I asked my specialist if she could recommend any diet changes which would help and it was only through my own studies that I was able to find answers,” Lisa says. Her message is all too relevant with the UK government releasing its 10 step action plan to fight obesity and save lives. “We are bombarded at every opportunity by big companies with super-sized marketing teams, encouraging us to over-eat the wrong foods and failing to promote healthy, affordable and freshly made home-cooked meals, a mindset I am determined to see change,” Lisa insisted. And with a genuine passion for change, we hope this local lady can take on the obesity epidemic, in Newry at least, and win! To find out more, check out the Choice by Lisa Facebook Page by clicking HERE.
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