Saturday, July 9, 2011

America, Home Of The Obese!

All you can eat buffet's, unhealthy snack machines, caffeinated sodas of all types of flavors, lack of exercise these are just some of the reasons why Americans are considered obese. Two decades ago this would not have even been an issue, but within the last decade obesity has been on the rise. Yes, the food offered within the school system is a problem, but it is not the source. The lack of being active is the main source of this problem. Get out and get active, take a run at the park or through the city, ride a bicycle, hit the gym, or take a trip to the pool. Just get out and do something. The top five states in America that have the highest percentage of obese people are Mississippi, Alabama, West Virginia, Tennessee, and Louisiana. I'm glad to see there are such healthy initiatives out like the one First Lady Michelle Obama has started 'Lets Move'. The initiative is solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams.

The moral of this story is that everyone has a role to play, wake up and get actively involved in our communities, jobs, and with ourselves if we want to see a healthier America.


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