I cannot believe that it is fall already. Fortunately, it doesn't feel like it...yet!
I have some exciting news to share. I am on the advisory board of a new website. This is a site that is designed to provide answers to countless medical questions and provide support for health and wellness.
It will be unveiled on October 7, 2010 so please check it out. You should be able to find my profile page and answers to many questions very easily.
Just go to the address: sharecare.com and enjoy!
Where is the girl from Ipanema?
Global warming, the economy, hurricanes, oil leaks,
energy shortages, all of these things are current crises. There are some small
things that we as individuals can do but at times it feels as if it is all out
of our control. Fortunately, there is a major crisis spreading all over the
world that we
control. It is our weight.
Recent reports have pointed out the soaring obesity rates in Brazil. In the age
group 20-24 50% of men and 48% of women are overweight. What happened to the
girl from Ipanema? She can't fit into her bikini anymore.
In England the rate of obesity surgeries for those with body mass indexes over
40 have increased 10 fold. With the flourishing economies in China childhood
obesity is becoming a major issue as well.
In the world there are 1 billion people who are overweight and 300 million who
are obese. It is time for all of us to take stock and take responsibility for
our own bodies. It is important for us as citizens of the earth to reach and
maintain fitness. If we don't the world economy will be crushed from the
medical expenses that result from the ever-increasing weight of the world.