Making positive changes
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Red light green lightChildhood obesity has tripled in the last 30 years, this in turn means more obese adults and increased risk for cardiovascular disease. In my mind it also means less productive and healthy people on the planet. I’m not trying to blame anyone, but how does this happen? Is it the video games, food, parents, school or government? How does a child become obese? Children are suppose to run around and play, keeping kids active is one way to get them more healthy but many of our children are not. How do we get them moving? If we continue to allow our children to be inactive and eat poorly I believe we are failing. Here at CrossFit LA kids we are working on getting kids moving and teaching them about nutrition and healthy eating. We are doing our part little by little. I wanted to recognize Michelle Obama and her campaign Lets Move . The Lets Move campaign focuses on four major pillars:
1. empowering parents and caregivers
2. providing healthy food in schools
3. improving access to healthy, affordable foods
4. increasing physical activity
These sound like great starting points, but we have got to get everyone enrolled. I am excited that the first lady is taking on the steps and feels it’s her job to get our kids healthy. Way to go Michelle!
What I want to know is who is going to get involved, and what can you do to raise healthy kids?