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Week 8

Health Tip Of The Week...

Can You Remember When, As A Child…
…you came home from school and went outside to play?
…had a wholesome, home cooked, nutritious dinner with your family?
…walked/rode your bike to the library to research something for school?
…playing with friends wasn't "chatting" with them using a keyboard?

The Power of Lifestyle and Pro-active Health Care


A new study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that 51% of youngsters will suffer from a chronic ailment, defined as a health problem that persists for more than 12 months.  Among the conditions listed are obesity, asthma or a learning disability.
Conditions were lumped into 4 groups: obesity, behavioral problems, asthma, and other physical conditions (like allergies).
In 1994, 12.8% of kids suffered a chronic ailment.  But, by 2006, 51.5% had been sick at some point during the 6-year span of the study.
Public health officials were already warning that more children than ever are overweight or obese, asthmatic or otherwise unwell.  This study is the first to quantify the extent and prevalence of childhood illness, as well as the dramatic surge in cases over the past few decades.  "The prevalence of other chronic health conditions is also increasing among U.S. children, and obesity is not the only clinical time bomb ticking away in children," the study said.
Dr. Jeanne Van Cleave, lead author of the study said, "Children are less active, plugged into computers, and they're eating poorly…  Not to mention air quality, family lifestyle, increased stress compared to decades ago, and other environmental factors that can influence the health of children and adults."
To Van Cleave, the dynamic nature of childhood illness shows the power of lifestyle changes and proactive health care.

The Bottom Line…The Bottom Line…The Bottom Line…

The Journal editors, for the study above, note that "chronically sick children often suffer from compromised immune, nervous and endocrine systems, predisposing them to more illnesses as adults.  It's an issue that extends beyond health, but touches on self-esteem, productivity and economics."  We agree!  While we aren't suggesting going backward, we are suggesting looking at how we all can add to the quality of our children's lives through healthy lifestyle choices!

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