Shouting from my shed

Get the latest news, updates and happenings via my shed-based newsletter.

 

The Childhood Obesity Epidemic

Depressing reading

Continuing an occasional series of depressing statistics:

  • There are 11 million obese children in America
  • Overweight children are often bullied from as early as 3 years old

I’m actually too depressed to list any more of the stats from this article. You can read the whole article here. It’s just all so obvious: increase junk food, decrease exercise and you get problems…

  • 90% of us do not feel that our current job is our vocation
  • 60% do insufficient physical activity or are overweight
  • 54% would like to take time out for an adventure or to travel
  • 40% have not stood on a mountain or swum in natural water
  • This Needs To Change.
    Start Here.
    Now.
    Challenge yourself with a microadventure.
    Challenge someone else to join you.
    Offer them some encouragement.

    Read Comments

    You might also like

    Fear “Let me list for you some of the many ways in which you might be afraid to live a more creative life: You’re afraid you have no talent. You’re afraid you’ll be rejected or criticized or ridiculed or misunderstood or—worst […]...
    A 63-year-old Woman’s take on Fear and Adventure I wrote about Fear and what stops us living adventurously in yesterday’s email newsletter (what do you mean you don’t subscribe?! You should.) This morning I received this fabulous email from a 63-year old lady called Lynda. She has given […]...
    The World Cup and Cycling round the World Here is the story of how the World Cup began for me when I was cycling round the world. The World Cup, at last, was only hours away. France, the World Champions, were playing Senegal, the African lions, in the […]...
     

    Comments

    1. I agree, utterly depressing… how can two ends of the age spectrum throw up such contrasting stories in one weekend?
      http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2011/apr/02/i-am-a-90-year-old-bodybuilder?INTCMP=SRCH

      Reply
    2. I agree. It is quite disgusting reading those stats all the time. We need to educate parents and grandparents more on healthy eating and exercise for the kids. We as parents need to be an example for our kids and model healthy living.

      Reply

     
     

    Post a Comment

    HTML tags you can use: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

     

    Shouting from my shed

    Get the latest news, updates and happenings via my shed-based newsletter.

    © Copyright 2012 – 2011 Alastair Humphreys. All rights reserved.

    Site design by JSummertonBuilt by Steve Perry Creative