Wednesday, January 21, 2009
An Alarming Epidemic!
So, in a few hours, I'll log my miles on the treadmill, and tonight, I'll go to the best Pilates class ever (plug: aerobics.byu.edu). *Addendum: after originally posting this blog, I was asked to teach Pilates tonight, which may make it not quite so much the best ever, but still fun! :)
And how's this for an alarming statistic. In ACE Certified News (Volume 15, No. 1, 3), "...but still an alarming 16 percent of U.S. children are obese and 32 percent are overweight or obese."
GASP. What kind of examples are we setting for our children?! I get how adults can overeat, overindulge, and be inactive due to a number of factors, but it's entirely unnatural for a child to overeat, overindulge, and not be active--it's called "PLAY!" If I write anymore, this blog will probably never end, so I will stop and leave you to draw your own opinions, but let me pose one question: Does the blame rest solely on parents?