Healthier Habits and Happier Families

Accordingt to World Health Assembly, Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Health is one of the factor to have a healthy and happy family. To achieve this, lifestyle is one to be consider especially to the children.

Santa Cruz County (U.S.A) are in the top 10 of the high rates of obesity but when they plan the 24 point to increase an healthy eating and physical activity for children they went down to 29th in 2007. The plan was call to action, reaching out to young people, parents, doctors, educators, employees and city planners. And now, people are now aware of the problems created by being overweight and are taking steps to adress it, especially to school districts who are adopted the students on the wellness policies.
Last October 2008, the Maine Youth Overweight Collaborative developed the “5210″ were the doctors endorsed it. “5210″ stands for:

5: Eating five servings of fruits and vegetables a day.
2: Limiting TV/video game time to two hours or less a day.
1: Participating in one or more hours of physical activity every day.
0: Eliminating soda and sugar-sweetened drinks, replacing them with water and low-fat or fat-free milk.

It is not easy to achieve this goal in an easy way but when the family are striving and willingly to change their lifestyle it will come out a happy life.