On your mark...get set...go!
Participants Deborah, age 40, Andrew, age 17, Michelle, age 25, and Cedric, age 26, ran in the 5K and Grace, age 11, Jordan, age 7, and Madison, age 4, ran in the Half-mile Kids Fun Run in the 10th Annual Bare Bones Race this morning. This year all proceeds goes to Relay for Life honoring all women who have experienced breast cancer.
30% of American children aged 6-18 are overweight; additionally another 15% of children are obese. Since overweight and obese children ultimately suffer the same health problems as over weight adults, it is important to attack this problem early when positive results are easier to achieve. Exercise should be a family activity that is enjoyed by all. Don't you want to be able to "keep up with your kids"? Wouldn't you like to feel healthy and energetic like your kids? You don't want to be "left behind"...do you?
Find an exercise that your family enjoys and have fun doing it!! Grace, Jordan and Madison ran in their first race today as we cheered them on at the kick off. Each of them received a medal and Grace received a third place medal for best overall. Andrew received a trophy for second place in his age group.
Michelle Macon, Program Coordinator