A hot topic in the news these days is obesity and our children. Many times it is quoted that this generation will be the first generation to NOT outlive their parents. Obesity is not a new health topic but this article provides a very clear and personal reality check for what is to come for our children if this epidemic is not controlled. This article goes into great length explaining the effects that obesity has on our children’s bodies. It gives a detailed organ by organ account of how obesity is slowly killing our kids and the lasting effects of this deadly chronic disease.
Check out the article. http://tinyurl.com/7csada
After reading this you might ask yourself…What can be done? With such an overwhelming problem across all races, ages, genders and location it is hard to imagine that anything we do could help impact such a major issue.
But there is hope. We may not be able to influence the entire county in a large scale way but we can impact our sphere of influence. We have the ability to impact those people around us. We can set an example of living a healthy lifestyle. Here are some things we can do to set an example of a healthy lifestyle.
-When you are having people over for dinner offer healthy options. Or try a new healthy recipe for a family dinner.
-Having an office meeting? Read our healthy meeting guide http://www.gethealthyclarkcounty.org/worksite-wellness/healthy-meeting-guide.php
-Train for a 5K with your famliy. Check out our past blog post about how to get ready for a 5K. http://tinyurl.com/4n575sk
Here is great local event coming up in our community:
Rockin Rabbit Run! April 23rd 2011 @ 7am
Half Marathon and Family 5K. Benefits American Cancer Society.
More info www.rockinrunners.com