Today’s hectic lifestyle has us rushing to meet both personal and professional demands, which, for many of us, has made fast food a regular part of our daily routine. When we’re not rushing to appointments, we’re spending sedentary hours at our computers. The combination has contributed to an obesity epidemic that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describes as the number one health risk in America.
Health is central to your well-being. Clean eating and exercise aren’t just recipes for fitting into a pair of skinny jeans or developing abs like a Marine drill sergeant. It’s about having the energy to handle a full class schedule while working part-time, juggling work and family responsibilities, dancing at your granddaughter’s wedding, starting a second career after retirement, or taking the stairs when the elevator is out of order.
Each generation is presented with unique challenges. Today’s youth faces the challenges of a childhood obesity epidemic. According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, if we don’t act to reverse this trend, we’re in danger of raising the first generation of American children who may live sicker and die younger than the generation before them.