Save the Children


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America’s children are overweight.

Why? Because WE are! Two-thirds (66%) of Americans are overweight according to the Centers for Disease Control/Prevention, with 15-30% of the children either overweight or dangerously close to being overweight.

That means that nearly 200 million Americans fall into the overweight category.

We are setting a horrible example for our children.

According to a study conducted by The American Health Foundation, 25% of American children are now officially overweight, and the youngest are especially at risk.

These extra pounds are more than just a passing phase; another ADA study suggests that half of obese children will become fat adults.

Rates of Overweight and  Obese Children

Rates of Overweight and Obese Children

Obesity among children is increasing at an alarming rate, and the health consequences are very severe.

Billions of dollars every year are spent on medical bills by overweight/obese patients due to (preventable) obesity related illnesses like diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol.

What’s behind the growing number of children who are now overweight?

Lack of exercise accounts for more than 50 percent of the problem.

Only 30 percent of the problem is due to overeating or choosing the wrong types of foods.

So, let’s resolve to better ourselves, set the example, and get our children moving again.

You can start right here with this Level 2 FitRanX workout.

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Stay Motivated,

Sgt Rians

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