Wednesday, December 02, 2009
During the past 20 years there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States. In 2008, only one state (Colorado) had a prevalence of obesity less than 20%. Thirty-two states had a prevalence equal to or greater than 25%; six of these states (Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia) had a prevalence of obesity equal to or greater than 30%.
It's never too late to get in shape. Click on the blue title above to link to the President's Challenge. Teachers can get free software to help track group achievement and also free certificates with a Presidential signature for their students.
Check out the rules for an active lifestyle and select an activity that you enjoy. Walking is one of the simplest and inexpensive means of exercise. Buy a pedometer and simply walk ast least 8,500 steps a day. (If you have children or grandchildren at home, this is pretty easy to accomplish.)
Also, if you have a goal chart on the wall at home, it will help you remember to exercise each day to get down to your desired weight or BMI.