Childhood obesity is a serious problem in the United States.
According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity now affects 1 in 5 children and adolescents, a statistic that health and medical experts consider an epidemic. While obesity rates have soared among all age groups in this country, obesity is a particularly grave concern for children.
Childhood obesity puts America’s youth at early risk for Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and even stroke – conditions usually associated with adulthood. It’s not too late for our children. Every September (Childhood Obesity Awareness Month) students, educators, executives, physicians, and parents can take a stand and fight back with jumping jacks. You can help bring the message back to your state, city, school, workplace and home with SWEAT MAKES CENTS.
Complete 100 or more jumping jacks, post a short video of yourself in action on social media with a *signature song as the soundtrack, make a $0.10 donation for every jumping jack you complete and challenge friends, family, and followers to do the same. For example, a participant's 100 jumping jacks raises $10 (tax deductible) for the charity! SWEAT MAKES CENTS uses the money to fund childhood obesity prevention programs nationwide, train female health leaders on college campuses, and award student scholarships. It's a fun way to GET FIT + GIVE BACK!