Make a Healthy Change for National Obesity Month

September is National Childhood Obesity Month. The mere fact that there is a month devoted to raising awareness about childhood obesity is a testament to the severity of the problem. In the past 30 years, the prevalence of childhood obesity has tripled. Obesity leads to health problems, including heart disease, diabetes and joint problems.

Let’s make some changes this month for better health. Whether it’s one small change for a healthier lifestyle or several changes, every bit helps make a healthier you. Try these suggestions:

If you work all day, an exercise regimen may be difficult to stick with. Take a walk during your lunch break.

Instead of munching chips, use fresh fruit for snack times. Bring fruit to work or send it to school. Tucking an apple in your bag in the morning is a perfectly simple way to have fresh fruit on hand during the day.

Have fresh fruit for dessert.

Set up a weekly game with your family, friends and neighbors. Kickball and wiffle ball are two kid-friendly options that everyone will enjoy.

Go biking. The cooler fall weather is perfect for a family outing or a solo ride.

There are so many simple ways to make a change for better health. Ordering farm fresh fruit from FruitShare is the easiest way to bring more delicious and healthy fruit into your home. Let us know what you’re doing for National Childhood Obesity Month so we can share more great ideas for good health.

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