Weight Loss Through Fitness

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Why use resistance tubes?

They're economical. For under $50, you can get everything you need for your workout.

They're portable.They'll easily fit into your suitcase, taking up about as much room as one shirt.

They're convenient. You don't need special benches to position yourself properly.

They're versatile. You can always modify your routine to suit your fitness level and further your progress.

They're gentle. Much easier on the joints than weights.

They're easy. Learning exercises is simple enough for beginners.



The Average American Woman
Dieting & Weight Statistics

Has your perspective of your body weight been distorted by the media? (It probably has, in some way.)

  • The average American woman is 5'4" tall and weighs 140 pounds.
  • The average American model is 5'11" tall and weighs 117 pounds.
  • Most fashion models are thinner than 98% of American women.
  • Four out of five American women say they're dissatisfied with the way they look.
  • On any given day, almost half of the women in the United States are on a diet.

It's important to stay real when setting goals and assessing your current state. Here are some facts that you should think about very seriously before getting on the diet roller coaster:

Dieting is out of control in the United States...
  • Almost half of American children between first and third grades say they want to be thinner.
  • Four out of five ten-year-old children are afraid of being fat.
  • On any given day, one in four men are on a diet.
  • Half of our nine and ten-year-old girls say that being on a diet makes them feel better about themselves.
  • More than one out of three "normal dieters" progress to pathological dieting. One fourth of those will suffer from partial or full syndrome eating disorders.
  • Americans spend over forty billion dollars a year on dieting and diet related products.
  • Between five and ten million women and girls in the United States struggle with eating disorders and borderline conditions.
  • One million boys and men struggle with eating disorders and borderline conditions.
  • The number of people with eating disorders and borderline conditions is triple the number of people living with AIDS (664,921 people are living with AIDS).
  • Eating disorders affect at least three times as many people as schizophrenia does (2.2 million people are living with schizophrenia).

Sources: Crowther et al., 1992; Fairburn et al., 1993; Gordon, 1990; Hoek, 1995; Shisslak et al., 1995., US Department of Health and Human Services, HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report 1998, Treatment Advocacy Center, 1999, Smolak, 1996., Mellin et al., 1991., Collins, 1991., Shisslak & Crago, 1995.

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