Thursday, March 7, 2013

Perspective: The Obesity Epidemic

Why does America have an obesity epidemic? What does the rest of the world think about what is going on in our country?  Does everyone have the same perspective?  We agree that sedentary lifestyle combined with the abundance of fast and processed foods are a huge factor in the health of our country.  But as an outsider looking in, what does everyone else think?  Find a news article published outside of the United States that talks about our situation.  What perspective do others bring?  Make sure to include the link to the article you discuss.

 If you are posting from somewhere other than Texas, tell us what you think. Let us know where you are posting from!

*To locate articles from other countries, find the country code here and use a Google search: site:country code and your topic.  Here is an example of searching in the Czech Republic [site:cz American obesity epidemic]
**Since we want to discuss a large range of perspectives, read previous posts before selecting your article to ensure there are no repeats.


Run a 1 mile fun run, 5k or 10k this six weeks!  The Color Run, the Firefly Run, the Sidekick Strides for Life Foam Fest, and the Zoo Run Run are all going on this six weeks!  Get active and improve your health!  As with all runs, write a brief reflection  of your thoughts and upload a picture of you at the event to our photobucket account.

Fruit and Vegetable Challenge

You know that eating fruits and vegetables are good for you, but do you actually eat them?  The health challenge for this six weeks involves challenging yourself to follow your own advice. What is the recommended daily intake for fruits and vegetables?   Can you go at least three days consuming that amount?  Be adventurous and try new foods to add variety to your diet.