An Email From My Doctor About My Blog Posts On Obesity

Jan 6, 2011

My doctor sent me this email on Wednesday in regards to my blog post on obesity…definitely worth the time to look through the stats.

Amen Pastor P and your blog post on obesity!

Obesity and physical inactivity may account for 25 to 30 percent of several major cancers!

Not only a problem for adults but we are teaching it to our kids!

The most sobering statistics from the American obesity epidemic are those
concerning children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, over the last three decades, the rate of childhood obesity has
more than doubled for preschool children aged 2-5 years and adolescents aged
12-19 years, and more than tripled for children aged 6-11 years. Today,
about 35 percent of American children ages 6-19 are overweight or obese.

The culprit is clear. Children increasingly consume large amounts of
processed and refined food. In particular, nearly 1/3 of American children
eat fast food daily (a fivefold consumption increase since 1980),
potentially resulting in about six pounds of weight gain per year, per
child. Activity levels have also dropped.

Preach it!!!!!!!!!!!

AND…let me close by saying this one more time…the DESIRE to overcome this issue isn’t enough, you’ve got to have the DISCIPLINE to do it as well.  You can do this!!!