Being physically active in your daily life is a key ingredient to a healthy weight and overall health. We need both aerobic and muscle strengthening activities.
A 2013 study by Marion Public Health which measured body mass index (1) found 47% of Marion County fifth graders were overweight or obese. Most troubling, 31% of fifth graders were obese according to their BMI.
Eating healthy and nutritious food in portions matched to one’s level of physical activity is a key ingredient to a healthy weight and overall health.