Posted on 03-04-2013
Kids are Not Exercising at School Like They Used Too!
According to the Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport in January 2013, in the 1920s 97% of US college students were required to take Physical Education (PE); today, that number is at an all-time low of 39%. 34% of adolescents and teens ages 12-19 are overweight and 17% are obese. These rates have roughly doubled since 1980. The median PE budget for schools in the US is $764 per school year in K-12 and 61% of PE teachers report an annual budget of less than $1,000. Obesity will cost the US $344 billion in medical-related expenses by 2018, about 21% of the nation's total health-care spending.
Folks, our bodies are MADE to move. Without it we become sick, tired, and begin degenerative diseases such as arthritis and cognitive decline. Exercise is not just important to lose weight, look better, and feel better...believe it or not your brain needs motion. Steven Hawking, Ph.D. has a full time nursing staff dedicated to moving his limbs around. He is known as the "smartest person in the world" and he knows that stimulation to the brain from motion is what has kept him alive all these years! He was supposed to die at age 13!
It is no less important for us! If you are having difficulty getting motivated or started, please schedule a consultation with me so we can discuss your goals and issues surrounding your progress. Together, we'll come up with a plan that works in your schedule and take it in baby steps until it becomes a habit! Call the office at 243-9464 to set up a consult today! Right now!
Have a blessed day!
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