You've seen them. The statistics. The Charts. The Graphs. The Pictures.
They all demonstrate the need for physical activity and healthy eating, which help to power the passion behind our efforts to advance policy. Knowing the facts, and having them right are crucial as we meet with lawmakers to influence positive change for our communities.
To brush up on your knowledge about the effects of physical activity check out the list below.
The consequences and problems from our overweight society are sobering. However, we can all make changes. There's the good news about physical activity and why moving for 30 minutes a day can change your life for the better. See “Physical Activity Improves Quality of Life” on the American Heart Association web site for some real motivation!
You’re the Cure will be looking for opportunities for obesity related policy work in the coming year.
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This epidemic is no joke. Americans have got to take charge of their health!
Why do we have to opt-in to healthy options, instead unhealthy seems to be what is given? We have to change society norms.
As we look to 2014, You''re the Cure NC will be working to address the obesity epidemic in NC - this information is sobering and speaks to why we must act now and change the trend.