We Have To Save Our Own Lives And Reject The Perpetual Sickness Of Obesity Brought On By Bad Eating Habits and Bad Health Choices. African-American/Black Sedentary Lifestyle is Unsustainable and Must Give Way to Movement and Exercise.
First Lady Michelle Obama has worked very hard to educate Americans about healthy choices related to their food intake and the need to exercise. It is her continued goal to ensure that the whole family is moving forward toward a healthy lifestyle through healthy diets and exercise.
It is time for the rest of us to join the fight to save our own lives, make better food choices, and help end obesity and the health challenges it produces. Saturated fats, sugar, or artificial ingredients are major contributors to obesity; therefore, bit by bit and bite by bite, we must eliminate them from our diets. We can, and we will save our own lives. If you don’t know where to begin, sites like kcssonline.org can provide a great start!
There are other risks of eating an unhealthy diet aside from obesity too. As any Dentist in Valencia will admit, regularly consuming high quantities of foods that are high in sugar or salt can cause oral health problems such as cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease. Ultimately, it is fundamental that we take steps to improve our diets and practice good oral hygiene habits. Many individuals think that being obese is just a matter of carrying extra weight, but it can lead to long term health complications such as peripheral artery disease. If you think you are experiencing peripheral artery disease symptoms, you should contact a physician as it can be treatable, but left untreated can cause extreme discomfort.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 36 percent of African-Americans are obese – 51 percent higher than the general population.
African-Americans suffer disproportionately from obesity-related diseases such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cancer and heart disease, which are also the leading causes of death among people of color.
Childhood obesity among African-Americans is especially worrying, with 22 percent of Black children six to 19 years old likely to be overweight compares to 15.5 percent of non-Hispanic whites, the CDC reports.
Members of the African-American/Black faith community can be a force in pushing for healthier African-American/Black families and individuals. In the United States, more than 60 percent of adults are overweight or obese. Most of our sickness is self-induced by living wrong and the abuse of foods.
I am asking members of the faith community to join First Lady Michelle Obama and help save the lives of members of your congregation with dietary guidance from the Bible that hopefully can succeed in inspiring healthy eating habits. Moreover, Faith leaders must teach the concept/use of lifestyle modification to encourage and enable their members to combat the epidemic of obesity.
Faith leaders must acknowledge that their Church families obesity rates are the major problem in the African American/Black religious community since it is a major contributor to heart disease and diabetes. Many African American/Blacks are cutting their lives short by continuing to ignore what they consume as if it won’t affect them if they don’t think about it. Most people world-wide constantly lived on the edge of starvation; therefore, obesity is not their issues. However, in today’s world we must learn to downsize instead of supersize.
Faith leaders must encourage their members to save their own lives by changing both their food consumption and selections; consequently, they will live long enough to experience the very best God has in store for them here on EARTH!
Parents have a moral obligation to protect their children from the dangers of obesity. It is my sincere belief that no parent, in their right mind, would intentionally harm their child; therefore, they must understand that their behavior and lifestyle is a direct link to childhood obesity. Parents are the number one person that handles their children’s healthcare; hence, we firmly believe that once parents know better they will do better!
Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22: 6)
For I have told him that I will judge his house for ever for the iniquity that he knoweth; because his sons made themselves vile, and he restrained them not. 1. (Samuel 3: 13)
“We are not to let our appetites control us, but rather we are to have control over our appetites. The ability to say “no” to anything in excess-“self-control”-is one of the fruits of the Spirit common to all believers.”
In closing, the NAACP want to ensure further that we change our collective negative health outcomes. We must encourage all Americans throughout the nation, especially members of the African-American/Black communities, to participate in the outreach and educational programs related the Affordable Care Act (ACA aka Obamacare. If you live in California, contact your local branch of the NAACP and obtain information about Cover California.
The Affordable Care Act is designed to bring forth a new U.S. healthcare delivery model that will ensure that all Americans have an opportunity to obtain affordable healthcare. Through a collaborative and integrated network of healthcare providers, for the first time, Americans will have affordable health care choice. Along with that affordable healthcare choice, American citizens will also have the right to access important and life-saving medications that may not have been an option for them in the past. This will help to give these people a better quality of life.
All Americans should contact Whitehouse.gov and let President and First Lady Obama know that we appreciate all that they are doing to serve this nation and its people AGAINST ALL ODDS.
Please log on to the web-sites below to understand the FACTS about Affordable Care Act . Please click on the link below to obtain additional Facts about President Obama Health Care Plan.
Don’t be fooled into fighting against your own interest and that of your love ones. Don’t let race, outside individuals, mainstream media, or any other factor cause you to not take full advantage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA aka Obamacare.
Save your own lives and those of your children!