1 in 5 of my Facebook Friends are at risk for Developing Type 2 Diabetes

1 in 5 of my Facebook Friends are at risk for Developing Type 2 Diabetes

I want my family and friends to have the happiest and healthiest life possible.  That’s why it’s so disturbing to learn that many of my loved ones are currently at risk for type 2 diabetes.  This disease can be prevented or managed – and a person doesn’t have to run marathons or eat a vegetarian diet to do so. Simple lifestyle changes can make a big difference towards better health.  Today is American Diabetes Association Alert Day, a day devoted to spreading awareness of this global problem.  Learn about type 2 diabetes and if you are at risk for developing the disease at www.stopdiabetes.com(more…)

No More Food Deserts

No More Food Deserts

We applaud First Lady Michelle Obama for tackling the problem of childhood obesity in our nation.  This problem involves more than childhood obesity; it involves childhood hunger too.  And the crisis of hunger and obesity involves adults as well as children throughout America. 

The poor access to healthy, affordable food in our inner cities and rural communities is partly to blame.  These nutritional wastelands offer families fast food chains and convenience stores, with no opportunity to shop at a supermarket for fruits and vegetables.  While dining in the local restaurant, patrons are frequently offered the one “healthy” food choice:  an entrée salad made with iceberg lettuce and blue cheese dressing, a meal containing all fat and no nutrition. (more…)

Michelle Obama calls for fight against child obesity

Michelle Obama calls for fight against child obesity

First lady Michelle Obama called on the nation’s mayors Wednesday to do their part in combating child obesity, a problem she called an epidemic and an economic threat.

“This isn’t something that will be fixed by just a bill in Congress or an executive order from the president. And I know that the last thing you all need right now is a bunch of commands from Washington or a ton of red tape that makes it hard for you to get anything done at all,” she said to a group of 250 mayors at the National Conference of Mayors in Washington. (more…)

Public Service Announcements

Multi-organizational public service announcement series promoting the benefits of physical activity –

The Healing Moves Foundation continues to promote the benefits of physical activity by joining with key organizations who are working for a healthier nation.   A series of public service announcements were developed by these organizations and can be found on the American College of Sports Medicine’s website (or click on the image below).   Our message is simple:  Be Active!  Be Healthy!  Be Better! (more…)

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