Are you as tired of losing the fight against obesity—and its repercussions—as I am?
I've been on the front lines of the fight to make us a fitter nation for more than 50 years. I'm appalled to report that we've been getting our (even fatter) butts kicked.
in the process, we've created a multibillion-dollar sicknesscare industry—medical interventionists, Big Pharma, hospitals and nursing homes–that treat the symptoms of chonic diseases we can prevent by moving our bodies vigorously and regularly and by eating well.
Let's do something about it.
You may think you see progress in developments such as youth soccer programs, an organic garden at the White House and TV shows such as "The Biggest Loser" but they are smoke-and-mirror answers to the real problems.
The bottom line: We are getting fatter, faster.
Here's what we need to do as individuals, family members, citizens, educators and business people :
1. From childhood into advanced old age, we must get off our butts and start moving in appropriate, sustained and vigorous exercise programs.
2. Realize that we—or people we love—can be addicted to food in the same way that addicts are addicted to their drugs of choice. We must commit to recovery, one day at a time.
3. As parents and community members, we must get active in demanding that local school boards restore daily physical education programs to their curriculums from K-12. This will not only vastly improve our children's health, it will also raise their academic test scores.
4. As educators and coaches, we need to stop groveling for money and accept responsibility for leading the campaign for change.
5. As business people, we need to support programs that will not only make our colleagues and staff healthier, but will also improve productivity and save money.
If you care about any of these issues, or just want to get in better shape yourself, let me know through the contact form at the right and bookmark RichardKeelor.com. Visit us often. We'll have concrete ideas, suggestions and rallying cries in both word and video.
WE WERE DESIGNED TO MOVE.
LET'S MOVE ON IT.