President Obama Proclaims September 2010 National Childhood Obesity Month
Two-year-old Amber Blanton finishes her gymnastics trick at Auburn Gymnastics Center.
President Obama has recently proclaimed September 2010 National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. According to White House Statements, over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in the United States have tripled, affecting children across the nation and changing the country's overall health and wellness.
This generation of children is believed to be the most inactive in history. Inactivity and poor dietary habits have contributed to a lack of fitness, which has been identified as one of the leading causes of health problems.
Auburn Gymnastics Center staff wants to build on the momentum of the Let’s Move! campaign and highlight gymnastics as a step Auburn families can take to address this issue. We are taking an active role in helping kids become more physically fit. Gymnastics is a great way parents can encourage their children to get fit.
“Gymnastics is a total body sport that children of all ages and abilities can participate in,” Owner Natalie Otis, said. “We want to reach out to those kids who might not want to take part in a team or group sport and get them interested in working on their core muscles. This sport has a very fun way to get kids moving and is perfectly in line with the Let’s Move! Campaign.”
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