It’s no secret that kids (and adults) are getting less and less active as the years go on. During Hispanic Heritage Month, I wanted to bring light to this issue given that childhood obesity is more prevalent in the Hispanic community than other groups.
Sponsored post in partnership with Anthem Foundation
We live in what I think are the most comfortable times. We live in a time where we can have anything and everything literally delivered to our door — food, clothing and anything needed to survive can be brought to you with a mere swipe of your phone. The convenience of these and other advances in technology facilitate our lives making everything move at a faster pace.
However, the irony is that the speed at which we are now living in has slowed us down when it comes to physically moving and being active and maintaining a healthy life — especially with kids and teens.
Anthem Foundation’s work is to create a healthier generation of Americans through its support of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Triple Play youth wellness program. It’s a premiere healthy lifestyle program focused on improving the mind, body and soul of our nation’s kids and teens and are committed to reducing childhood obesity.
We all know the facts — but a reminder never hurts — nearly ONE in THREE Hispanic youth are considered to be overweight or obese in the United States.
Anthem believes the best place to demonstrate its efforts is by making a difference in people’s lives and helping residents in the communities it serves to be actively engaged in leading healthier lifestyles – especially the youngest members of the community.
We need them to move towards the future happy, healthy and prepared to build and improve the foundations of today. Watch the video and see just how Anthem Foundation and the Boys and Girls Club are together taking action and making changes.