The statistics of the Department of Health have not shown favorable figures in terms of people’s being overweight and the effects that obesity will bring in the coming years. Since it has already been estimated that the cost of health care for chronic diseases resulting from obesity will be $34 billion over the next 17 years, that would cause chaos in the state health system.

Over the years, I’ve learned to be a savvy shopper.

They say the first rule of grocery shopping is, don’t go on an empty stomach. It’s true. It can lead you into all sorts of temptations, like the smell from the bakery or that fried chicken. Walk away!

An important way to stay healthy is to actively participate in the care of your own health. What do we mean by this?  It means that you should be aware of your own medical history to get the best results when you visit your doctor. It is what experts call being a good patient.

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