USA Population ranks as the third largest in the country. Currently the numbers are 309,842,000 people in the USA as of July 28, 2010.
USA is ranked at number ONE in the country at 30.6% of our population being obese. More tragically we are seeing a climbing trend in childhood obesity. 3 out of every 4 children are battling obesity and are at risk of battling heart disease by the age of 30. Our younger generations are expected to live a shorter life span than our generation.
These are very scary realities.
We can pull together as families and change these statistics in our homes. We can implement a discipline into our lifestyles that will give our children a healthy future. Discipline meaning a transformation in choices in our diet and how we treat ourselves and our bodies on a daily basis. The human body is magnificent and it was created to function in an amazing way. Looking back on the history of the family farm to the 1950's when our environment and fast food industries began introducing convenience we have lost value in the purity of taking care of our bodies. The saying "Less is Best" has a lot of value in it. Unfortunately our society introduces that "More is Better". Our fast pace living has created a loss of value in our individual well being is taking a great toll on our communities, family, and most importantly YOU.
Each one of us is valued by people in our lives.... Let's take the leap of faith to discipline ourselves and rise up to value ourselves and our loved ones by taking control of this trending epidemic in our homes.
Stacy Rae RN BSN
Health & Wellness Consultant
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