Houston, we have a problem.
Like most major US cities, the percentage of obesity has been climbing steadily for years. This rise goes hand in hand with increases in heart disease, diabetes, low back issues, knee and hip issues, and cancer.
The proliferation of restaurants, and their enormous serving sizes, all contribute to this obesity surge. When factoring in the increase in chemicals and hormones in our food supply, the apparent appetite for fried foods, and the mutation of typically healthy cuisine such as traditional Mexican and Asian, into the fat laden fare in most restaurants, it’s easy to see why Harris County obesity rates are above 70%. http://www.houstonstateofhealth.com/indicators/index/view?indicatorId=56&localeId=2675
Everyone knows, on some level, that eating better, and exercising will improve your health. This may include purchasing a treadmill for your home? Houston is a diverse city and many people are now working from home so getting to a gym or even choosing the perfect day (not to hot, wet or cold) to head to Memorial Park are almost impossible. Busy Body is one of those companies helping out by delivering and installing gym quality exercise equipment to your home.
The only option we have is to continue to educate our community. That must include methods of motivation, easy to implement dietary changes, and ongoing sharing of information. Somehow, the community at large needs to truly “get it” when it comes to their health and longevity of life. Obesity, and the myriad other diseases, have become commonplace to the point of acceptance.
While making lifestyle changes are not easy, they are definitely worth it.
Robert Reed- Store Manager – Busy Body Westheimer