You’ve got to exercise!

Did you know that the United States is the most obese country in North America? Nearly 78 million adults and 13 million children suffer from health and emotional effects of obesity everyday. Exercising is essential to having a healthy and happy life. Participating in a physical activity lowers the risk of developing certain diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure.

Regular physical activity can help children and adolescents build strong bones and muscles, control weight, and reduce anxiety and depression. Working out does not necessarily have to be “boring”. You can have fun while working out, and participating in a activity of your choice. You can socialize and exercise with friends for encouragement. Joining a sport in school or even walking around the park is a great way to stay fit. Being healthy is also part of making time for yourself , and can help you get your mind off things.

Lesly Lugo – Marist – DMSF