UNAM promotes the change of eating habits

Preventive information and education are an indispensable way to face the obesity , the overweight, cardiovascular diseases , and the diabetes , that according to data from National Institute of Statistic and Geography (INEGI), the last two are the main causes of mortality in Mexico.

Therefore, the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and National Association of Producers of Soft Drinks and Carbonated Waters A.C. (ANPRAC), promote a culture to prevent the effects generated by the bad eating habits and a sedentary life.

Universum , the museum of science of the UNAM, presents interactive room "Health: Life in Balance", whose objective is to provide cutting-edge scientific information and easy to understand, to motivate behavioral changes, especially in children and youth.

The exhibition shows the concept of health as the balance between the physical, the psychological and the social. His main phrases are "Measure yourself constantly to know what is your weight and how it evolves "and" Modérate, that your diet contain the calories what you spend on your daily activities. "

Several sections are handled within the room, where people are taught that health is a state of physical, mental and social well-being. In addition, the importance of a feeding healthy and balanced

Another important point is physical activity, because the exercise help prevent diseases and to improve the quality of life.


Go ahead and change your habits

To achieve an adequate weight, nutritionists recommend:

  1. Perform 5 meals a day, that is, breakfast, lunch, dinner and two snacks
  2. Includes a variety of foods in your diet (fruits, vegetables and cereals)
  3. Moisturize your body (drink at least two liters of water a day)
  4. Moderates the consumption of fats, sugar and salt
  5. Sleep 8 hours for your body's cells to regenerate

If you suffer overweight or obesity do not forget to go with a nutritionist , who can offer you a diet balanced and according to your needs.