Our country is startlingly unhealthy and sedentary. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, only one in three children are physically active every day, and less than 5% of adults participate in 30 minutes of physical activity each day. Studies show about 12.5 million children and 78 million adults in the U.S. are obese, and reports project by 2030 half of the adult population in our country will be obese.
These are dizzyingly high numbers and do not show a good future for us.
Keep Paris Healthy is a new initiative to create a space for likeminded individuals to collaborate, brainstorm and communicate about ways to keep Paris healthy.
HealthCARE Express has created a Facebook group for members of the community to join to share ideas and stay tuned in to health events and challenges coming their way. Hopefully, this movement will bring the community together by creating events to promote physical fitness, sharing healthy life hacks and tips and bettering the unity of the community.
Local businesses, schools and public servants are encouraged to get involved with this project.
This initiative is intended to create healthy and happy families and to make Paris the healthiest city in the United States. This will be a fun way for families to forge meaningful bonds while spending time together. Research from the University of Cambridge found that if parents are active, their children are 10% more likely to work out as well.
Join the Keep Paris Healthy Facebook group at facebook.com/groups/KeepParisHealthy/ to stay up to date with events and to receive helpful health tips.