Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Titan Up and Get Fit

We are Titan Strong 
Childhood obesity has more than doubled in the past 30 years.  According to the Mayo Clinic:  Childhood obesity is a serious medical condition that affects children and adolescents. It occurs when a child is well above the normal weight for his or her age and height. Childhood obesity is particularly troubling because the extra pounds often start children on the path to health problems that were once confined to adults, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Childhood obesity can also lead to poor self-esteem and depression.

One of the best strategies to reduce childhood obesity is to improve the diet and exercise habits of your entire family. Royal Spring Middle School is taking steps to help students both improve diet and exercise more.  Ms. Carrie Apple describes the "Titan Up and Get Fit" program at RSMS.  

Getting Fit Social 
Lean in 2013 efforts were also put in place for the students. Their competition is called ‘Titan up & Get Fit.”  While the focus for the adults was to lose weight, the focus for the students was healthy eating and increased physical activity. The students logged their progress on a website that awards them with the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award when they have completed the 6 week program.  Students that won specific fitness competitions were able to attend a fitness social on Fridays with Coach Simpson.   A Mr. Hustle and Mrs. Hustle will be awarded when the contest is complete. The assembly to kick off both efforts featured Jeremy Yost, the Georgetown Native who starred in the P90X videos. 

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