I am so fortunate to have been raised in an active and healthy household. Not everyone is so lucky. Many Americans are struggling with an unhealthy weight and diet and are unsure of how to combat the comordities that come along with obesity and poor nutrition. The mission of Shape Up America! is to educate the public on the importance of the achievement and maintenance of a healthy body weight through the adoption of increased physical activity and healthy eating. Shape Up America! knows that obesity is not just an appearance problem; it is a condition that can lead to serious disease.
I want to use this year's marathon as a chance to raise money to help those who are struggling with poor health get education and tools they need to increase their quality of life.
We don't all have to run marathons, but we should all have the chance to have healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
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