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Samir Becic – Top Fitness Expert In the World Ever-Lived by RANKER.com

Health Fitness Revolution founder Samir Becic was recently chosen as a Top Fitness Expert in the World Ever-Lived by RANKER.com

His Response: “Thank you for this award. I am truly honored and very blessed to receive it.”

“List of famous personal trainers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top personal trainers in the world? This includes the most prominent personal trainers, living and dead, both in America and World. This list of fitness trainers is in alphabetical order and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic personal trainers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they’re all renowned fitness experts.

From reputable, prominent, and well-known personal trainers – these are some of the best professionals in the personal trainer field. If you want to answer the questions, “Who are the most famous personal trainers ever?” and “What are the names of famous personal trainers?” then you’re in the right place!”- RANKER.com

The List:

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5 Healthy World Diets You Should Follow

When it comes to the healthiest diets around the world, America ranks among the lowest, and it reflects in our rising obesity rates. So what are the healthiest countries eating, and how can we mimic them? Take a closer look at the following five diets, which are some of the world’s healthiest, and see how you can make them your own.

Mediterranean

(Greece, Italy, Spain)

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Already popular in American cuisine, Mediterranean diets focus on local, seasonal produce. Central dishes and signature foods include whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, legumes and olive oil. Fish and chicken are the primary meats, while red meat, salt and sugar are kept to a minimum.

Benefits: Mediterranean diets are known to promote weight loss, improve heart health and prevent diabetes.

New Nordic

(Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland)

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Similar to the Mediterranean diet, the New Nordic diet centers around fruits, veggies, whole grains (oats and rye), eggs, rapeseed oil and seafood. There is, however, less meat, as it is kept to a minimum along with alcohol, dairy and sweets. Central foods include local berries, root vegetables, fermented milk and cheese, reindeer, salmon, lamb, herring, mackerel and pork. To add flavor, herbs like mustard, parsley, dill, chives and horseradish are added.

Benefits: Reduces abdominal fat and type 2 diabetes risk. Socioeconomic benefits include a reduction in mead production and imported foods.

Traditional Okinawa

(Japan)

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As a low-calorie diet, the origins of the traditional Okinawa diet started before World War II, when emphasis was on eating only enough food to make you feel 80 percent full. Meats, sugar, salt, full-fat dairy and refined grains are kept at a minimum, while sweet potatoes, rice, leafy greens, melons and soybean based foods are the main foods. Seafood, lean meat, tea and fruit are eaten modestly.

Benefits: Many of the islanders who follow this diet are centenarians who live long, disease-free lives with a slow aging process. This could possibly be due to long-term calorie restriction, researchers say.

Traditional Asian

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As you might expect, white rice, noodles and fresh vegetables are a staple in traditional Asian fare. Eggs and shellfish are also typical, as are whole grains, legumes, seeds, nuts and poultry. Red meats are kept to a minimum (a few times a month).

Benefits: Proper diet could be a central factor in the low incidence of obesity, heart disease and metabolic disease in Asian countries.

“French Paradox”

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Ever wonder why the French have the lowest obesity rates and highest life expectancy in the world? The secret may be in the paradox of the rich foods they eat regularly. The French diet consists of full-fat dairy, bread and small, regular amounts of chocolate, red wine and moldy cheese.

Benefits: Yes, it sounds unhealthy, but the key to this diet is portion size. The French have small portions, they don’t snack, they eat very slowly, and they walk EVERYWHERE. Perhaps it’s the method of eating that has created such a healthy country, not necessarily the specific foods.

The Western World Could Be To Blame For Global Spread Of Obesity

The world’s diet has deteriorated substantially in the last two decades, and a recent study on international eating habits indicates the Western world could be the root of the problem.

Poor countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia are seeing the fastest increases in unhealthy food consumption, while the situation has improved slightly in Western Europe and North America, said Dariush Mozaffarian, Dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.

Between 1990 and 2010, middle and low-income countries saw consumption of unhealthy foods increase dramatically. The “globalization” of western diets – where a small group of food and agriculture companies have disproportionate power to decide what is produced – is partially causing the shift to unhealthy eating, Mozaffarian said.

Processed foods high in sugar, fat and starch are driving the growth of unhealthy foods.

The study reviewed 325 dietary surveys, representing almost 90 percent of the world’s population, in what is thought to be the largest study yet of international eating habits.

China and India recorded some of the highest increases in unhealthy food consumption, the study said. Some countries in Latin America and Europe saw an increase in both healthy and unhealthy food consumption.

Between 1990 and 2014, roughly the same period as the study, the number of hungry people worldwide dropped by 209 million to 805 million, according to the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

“Most global nutrition efforts have focused on calories – getting starchy staples to people,” Mozaffarian told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. “We need to focus on the quality of calories for poor countries, not just the quantity.”

Old people displayed better eating habits than the young in most of the 187 countries covered in the study.

This is a worrying development, Mozaffarian said, as rates of obesity and chronic diseases like diabetes are set to increase if young people continue eating unhealthy foods.

“Young people are growing up with much worse diets than their parents or grandparents,” he said.

Information gathered from the Ottawa Sun.