Annapolis, MD (PRWEB) March 2, 2006
Stew Smith, a former Navy SEAL, fitness writer has offered a free downloadable 45 Day Beginner Exercise Plan to people looking to better themselves during this year's Season of Lent.
America's children are overweight. Why? Because we are - THE ADULTS. Two-thirds (66%) of Americans are overweight according to the Centers for Disease Control/Prevention, with 15-30% of the children either overweight or dangerously close to being overweight. "That means that nearly 200 million Americans fall into the overweight category. We are setting a horrible example for our children," says Stew Smith - fitness writer.
"Obesity among children is increasing at an alarming rate, and the health consequences are very severe," confirms Karen Miller-Kovach, RD, chief scientist for Weight Watchers. Billions of dollars every year are spent on medical bills by overweight/obese patients due to (preventable) obesity related illnesses like diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol.
What's behind the growing number of children who are now overweight? "Lack of exercise accounts for more than 50 percent of the problem," says Miller-Kovach. She also adds, only 30 percent of the problem is due to overeating or choosing the wrong types of foods. "So, let's resolve to better ourselves, set the example, and get our children moving again," agrees Stew Smith.
To receive the free 45 Day Beginner Plan, go to StewSmith.com and click the "free Lenten Gift" link on the main page or click the Free Parents / Kids Workout link to download the programs.
Share with family and friends. Use the Season of Lent to not only give up bad habits, but add some good habits too. This program is truly developed for beginners. Consult a physician before starting any exercise program.