“More than 61%
of Texas adults and 35% of Texas
school-aged children are considered overweight
or obese.” *
Good nutrition and sufficient physical activity are the fundamental
basis of a healthy life. Food and its pattern of intake can
either contribute to or help prevent a wide variety of illnesses.
Leading an active life, complete with periods of vigorous
activity or exercise, keeps the body strong, lean, and fit.
These elements are some of the most controllable of all risk
factors for disease, yet many Americans continue to neglect
either or both.
Reference: Texas Department of Health. (2003). Strategic
Plan for the prevention of Obesity in Texas. Retrieved 12/03/2005