Stop Childhood Obesity
Many of you are aware of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign to stop childhood obesity. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity affects 1 in 3 of all children and adolescents in the United States. I was just watching the movie Forks Over Knives the other night and was horrified at what is happening to our bodies right before our eyes. So much so I tossed out all the candy and refined sugar products and re-examined what plant-based recipes I could add into the weekly regimen. The movie addresses aspects of how our diet is *seriously* hurting us. But diet is only one half to taking care of ourselves. The the other half to maintaining a healthy lifestyle is exercise.
Now, I don’t know about you, but my kids can’t get enough activity. I picked them up from summer camp, where they swam, climbed, ran, kicked, and tugged their way through a week’s worth of activities and tanning. I recall Michelle Obama saying that one of the things she and her kids do to be active is dance. Other fun forms of exercise? My kids are pretty big on biking and skating. Conveniently, BMX has just given me a fun way to add in some exciting biking before the end of summer.
From August 11th through the 18th, USA BMX is offering Free Race Days to new riders at participating tracks across the U.S. and Canada. They’re calling it Let’s Move! BMX Race Days, and can you think of a better way to end the summer?
So, check out where the participating tracks are by visiting the USA BMX website and head out for some heart pumping cardio action that ensures your child lives a healthy life
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