Policing the grocery store – or take a brisk walk?
It’s great to read an article that can add some humor and solid good sense to the challenge of overweight and related conditions. Pamela Peeke recently posted and article on Huffington Post. Dr. Pamela Peeke is an internationally recognized expert, physician, scientist and author in the fields of nutrition, stress, fitness and public health. She is Chief Medical Correspondent for Discovery Health TV, and the author the bestselling books Fit to Live, Body for Life for Women, and Fight Fat After Forty. She serves as a frequent commentator for national broadcast networks. She’s got a solid base for her opinions.
So where is the happy medium between taxing sugary drinks – even our fav OJ – and trucking in fresh veggies to low socio-economic areas? Peeke says, ” It’s a place where we combine daily exercise with a moderate diet and assemble the right partners to educate and enable positive change.” Right on, we couldn’t agree more. With physical activity participation universally accepted as a first step to wellness and positive lifestyle change, HCD bases its approach on that premise.
The American College of Sports Medicine’s global campaign “Exercise is Medicine,” supported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and associations and businesses like The National Dairy Council and Coca-Cola, is an example of such a program working to create long-term solutions by ensuring that exercise is front and center in every discussion on disease prevention, health and wellness.
Take a moment to read Peeke’s full article. We welcome your comments.