There is no downside to prevention

That’s straight from CDC Director, Dr. Thomas Frieden, and my sentiments also. It was announced last week by Frieden and Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, that $373 million will be made available to fund “Communities Putting Prevention to Work”. Funded projects will include programs and policy to increase physical activity, improve nutrition, decrease obesity, and decrease the use of tobacco and exposure to second hand smoke.

We know that as little as a 5-10% weight loss can result in significant improvements in health. So, if you weigh 200 lbs, that’s only 20 lbs. The obesity challenge is HUGE and $373 million doesn’t have much girth, but it’s a start. So we must all do our part and encourage and support our friends, family, colleagues, and community members to get active, stay active, decrease food portion size, and make nutritious food choices.┬áPass it on…

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