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A campaign against child obesity! Finally! http://activeforlife.ca/

ballz

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Good day all,

Hope you will spread the word on this one, especially the parents of young school-aged children, because this is where the solution has to start. This is possibly one of the biggest threats facing our country today.

http://activeforlife.ca/
 
I made this observation to a co-worker a couple of weeks ago:

At the turn of the last century, malnutrition was a leading cause of death, today it's over nutrition.
 
ballz said:
Hope you will spread the word on this one, especially the parents of young school-aged children, because this is where the solution has to start.

You're not old enough to remember when Participaction was a popular campaign, are you?
 
Hahaha! That campaign is almost twice as old as me!

I'm surprised they had something like that in the 70s.. just imagine what the people that thought we needed one back then are saying now... whoever didn't listen sure looks stupid.
 
ballz said:
Good day all,

Hope you will spread the word on this one, especially the parents of young school-aged children, because this is where the solution has to start. This is possibly one of the biggest threats facing our country today.

http://activeforlife.ca/

During an A-EMCA exam (paramedic licensing exam) review course I was sitting in at yesterday, the instructor showed a statistic that says by 2013, diabetes will surpass AIDS as the biggest epidemic in North America.

I am unable to find/remember the exact source now, but a simple google search brings up several pages that concur with those findings just not specific to NA. 
 
CanadianTire said:
Who can forget Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod from BodyBeak?

"keep fit and have fun"  ;D

They are still around I think, I saw one not too long ago (as in the last month or two)
 
ColdNorth said:
During an A-EMCA exam (paramedic licensing exam) review course I was sitting in at yesterday, the instructor showed a statistic that says by 2013, diabetes will surpass AIDS as the biggest epidemic in North America.

I am unable to find/remember the exact source now, but a simple google search brings up several pages that concur with those findings just not specific to NA.

I'm not at all surprised.  I rarely see HIV+ or active AIDS patients, but I would estimate that 80% of my patients have diabetic complications, the vast majority of whom are NIDDM.
 
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