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It Has Nothing To Do With Age provides self-help principles. The inspirational stories give concrete illustrations of overcoming many of life's challenges. Difficulties pertaining to depression, grief, divorce, and death are presented and worked through by the participants. Physical impairments, injuries, overcoming issues with weight, alcohol, and nicotine are also dealt with and resolved by the athletes.

This book provides a model on how to overcome some of the difficulties that confront all of us . Further, this read sheds a beacon of light on preventive measures for good physical and mental health. Research demonstrates that exercise is an important component in treating such ailments and debilitating illness such as depression, stroke, heart disease, brain or cognitive malfunction,and Alzheimer's disease.

I suggest that proper exercise can be used as a preventive measure for psychological, cognitive, and physical health as well. Follow my prescription and lead a better, more fulfilling, and healthier life.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Obesity,First Lady Michelle Obama, Congress and School Lunch

Our nation has a   problem with obesity  . According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 17% of children between the ages of two and 19 are obese. That’s a lot of children.  Okay, what can be done about it?  I think parents have a part to play, as well as the school.  However, it does not seem that parents and schools are working toward a solution to deal with this epidemic.  First Lady Michelle Obama was talking about the nutrition problem in the schools.  Why didn’t we hear support from the schools and parents as well?  Maybe the Wall Street Journal’s, January 26, 2012 article sheds insight on our nation’s problem.
 Why does the First Lady and the Department of Agriculture have to tell schools that children should eat more fruits vegetables and whole grains in their school lunches?   For the first time, the Department of Agriculture had a plan by setting calorie limits on government subsidized lunch and breakfast programs for school cafeteria meals.  Why wasn’t there parental support for this government initiative? Why were the parents silent?   Why were school boards mum?  Don’t tell me that it is only the federal government’s responsibility to tackle the problem of obesity. If that is so, we need more government, not less government.  
 Get a load of this. The department of agriculture has a plan to limit the number of calories served for lunch to 650 for the children in kindergarten through fifth grade?  Guess what?  Instead of being supportive, some people are complaining. Why don’t the parents and schools care about caloric restriction for the kids? 
  Read Part 2 of this Article Next Week


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