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Fitness Infographics

In today’s post I have some cool fitness infographics that I’ve recently come across. Well most of them are sort of fitness related. They also convey information about general health, nutrition, and information about our world

There is a lot of data on the internet. Data, that by itself, is usually meaningless, or at least unintelligible. Without organization, data is just a bunch of numbers without much context and meaning. Infographics are a visual representations of data that are generally artistic, creative, and aesthetically interesting. They help us to make sense of data in fun and meaningful ways.

Infographics can be as complex as their data. They can explain causes and effects, chronological processes, quantitative statistics, provide directions, and advertise products.

Health, Nutrition, and Fitness Infographics

The first infographic below, by the Miniature Earth Project, breaks down the entire world population of 7 billion plus people into a population of 100 to clarify the differences in health, wealth, and social stratification.

fitness infographics

The next infographic shows how the obesity epidemic has raged in the Unites States from 1960 to 2002. The visual representations of the average weight of people, to money spent on various foods, to the change in portion sizes are striking!

Obesity Infographic

If you’ve read any of my other blog posts about nutrition, you’ve probably noticed that I’m not a big fan of sweetened beverages. Below is an infographic that details the activity levels that are required to burn off the calories of various beverages.

Calories in Beverages fitness infographic

With the holidays quickly approaching, it’s important as ever to be mindful of what we’re consuming and what the possible consequences are to y our health!

Holiday Foods Infographic

The french fry is a staple of the American diet. Next time you’re asked fries or side salad, remember this visualization to determine if it’s worth it.

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Does the visual representation of the data provided in the above infographics make you feel any different?

As with all data, it’s important to consider the sources of the information and not just take it for granted. There always seems to be some sort of spin and agenda that comes along with any presented information.

Still, when it comes to matters of health and obesity, you don’t necessarily need lots of data to come to the conclusion that most people are eating horribly and harming their bodies. The costs and burden to our society in treating otherwise preventable disorders related to obesity is alarming.

What are your thoughts? Have you come across any infographics that you thought were thought provoking, or maybe even just amusing? I’d really like to hear about it in the comments below!

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