75% of Americans are overweight. Let's do something about this...
According to a 2012 Forbes article obesity in America costs us $160 billion in medical bills and another $450 billion in indirect expenses. For example, it is estimated that Americans spend more than $4 billion a year in increased gas costs alone because of our weight. It's hard to believe, but it's true. Those who know and care must act. The key to solving this problem is awareness, education and motivation.
You can make a difference by spreading the word about National Nutrition Month®, which begins Friday, March 1. To save you time, I have included some resources below. We can make a difference together just by using social media to create awareness. Thank you.
About National Nutrition Month®
* This wonderful cookbook is from the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba (highly recommended)
PP = Position Paper from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (substantive information)
"In the end, as First Lady, this isn't just a policy issue for me. This is a passion. This is my mission. I am determined to work with folks across this country to change the way a generation of kids thinks about food and nutrition." ~ First Lady Michelle Obama
If you know of other websites or resources, feel free to post them in the comment area below. Thank you for helping me spread the word.
"Jimmy Page stole the lightening from the heavens. Robert Plant seduced like the devil. John Paul Jones made poetry out of every note. And John Bonham was a man on fire. A band like no other. They shook the world of rock." ~ from Kennedy Center Honors
If you ever wondered what you would find at the top of the stairway to heaven, wonder no more. Stick with this video and you will be supremely rewarded. If you don't have time to watch the entire video, at least watch Stairway to Heaven which begins at 14:45, featuring John Bonham and others in a performance that will take your breath away. Other highlights include...
"Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can be weird; that's easy. What's hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity." ~ Charles Mingus
Woke up thinking about my late grandfather, who was born in 1899 and died in 1984...
RAMBLE ON, the name of my SLOG was inspired by the Led Zeppelin song with the same name. It also describes the content, which reflects my very random observations about life, work and my endless pursuit of the sublime. See tag list below...
My "Fiscal Cliff" Playlist
"When you realize how little you know, you have become a philosopher."
~ Socrates ~